Home Education and children Schools, colleges and academies School admissions Appeal a school place If your child has been refused a school place, you can appeal.If you have applied as part of the normal round of admissions, and have been refused a school place, you will be automatically placed on the school’s oversubscription (waiting) list.Oversubscription List (OSL)The position your child will appear on the Oversubscription List will depend on how closely they meet the school’s admissions priority criteria - see Your Guide to Education for more details.If a place becomes available, and your child is at the top of the list, you will be contacted automatically to offer you the place.The majority of OSLs are maintained by Leicestershire County Council’s School Admissions Service. Voluntary Aided schools and some Academies maintain their own.AppealsIf you wish to appeal, it will be to the ‘admitting authority’ responsible for the school.The majority of schools in Leicestershire (apart from Voluntary Aided Schools) use the Leicestershire County Council’s appeals service to conduct their appeals. So, you must use the council’s procedure to make your appeal, unless told otherwise.The appeals procedureBefore you can appeal, you must have applied and been refused a school place.Download the School Appeals Guidance PDF, 105 kbOpens new windoComplete the Online School Admissions Appeal form Or download theSchool Admissions Appeal form PDF, 85 kbOpens new windowFor paper copies, please contact the Admissions ServiceReturn the School Admission Appeal Form to the Director of Law and Governance by the closing date - closing dates vary depending on when you appliedThe Director of Law and Governance will let you know when your appeal hearing will take placeYou are encouraged to attend the appeal hearing yourself or with a friend. You may ask a representative to speak for you or you can send a written submissions.Your appeal will be considered by an Independent Appeals Panel, that is independent of the school and Leicestershire’s Children and Family ServiceAppeal decisions letters will be sent within 5 working days of the last appeal heard, wherever possible.Please note:repeat appeals in the same academic year will not be allowed unless there has been a significant change in your circumstances, eg a house movethe panel can only allow an appeal for a place in an infant class that already has 30 children ifan error was made in the processing of your application form the policy or admissions arrangements were applied incorrectly orthe decision to refuse the place was unreasonable – see the School Appeals Guidance for more information.School Admission Appeals Timetable 2017/2018September 2017 entryFirst time admissions or transfer applications for admission in September 2017 will be heard according to the following timetable as long as the appeal is submitted on time: Offer DateAppeals lodgedbyAppeals to be heardbySecondaryWednesday 1 March 2017Friday 31 March 2017Monday 19 June 2017(40 school days)PrimaryTuesday 18 April 2017Monday 22 May 2017Monday 4 September 2017(40 school days)You can download the Appeals Timetable and more information.Appeals timetable PDF, 15 kbOpens new windowLate Applications and AppealsApplications for a school place received after the relevant closing dates i.e. after 31 October for secondary transfers or after 15 January for first time admissions are classed as late.If your application was late, you must appeal within 20 school days of being refused the place. Your appeal will be heard up to 40 school days from the date it was lodged.Mid-term or in-year transfersIf you have applied for a school place outside the normal round i.e mid-term, and been refused, then you must lodge an appeal within 20 school days of being notified that your application was unsuccessful.Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.