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If your child doesn't reside in Leicestershire you will need to contact the School Admissions team (details at foot of page)
If your child is on the waiting list for Loughborough De Lisle, Market Bosworth High School or Stoke Golding St Martins School please contact the school directly
Please note: this form uses information from the Citizen Portal, so when the portal is undergoing maintenance you won’t be able to access it.
Before you can appeal, you must have applied and been refused a school place.
Changes to school admission appeals due to Coronavirus
Due to current restrictions on gatherings of more than 2 people, changes are due to come into force on 24 April 2020 which will mean appeals will not be held in person and instead will take place by phone or video conferencing.
These changes will apply to all appeals not yet heard and all appeals lodged after 24 April 2020.
If 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 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.
To have a paper copy posted to you, contact the Admissions Service using the form at the bottom of the page.
For appeals using the PDF or paper form, return it to the Director of Law and Governance by the closing date - check the appeals timetable below.
What happens next
The Director of Law and Governance will let you know when your appeal hearing will take place. You 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 submission
Your appeal will be considered by an Independent Appeals Panel, that is independent of the school and Leicestershire’s Children and Family Service
Appeal decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the last appeal heard, wherever possible.
Repeat appeals in the same academic year will not be allowed unless there has been a significant change in your circumstances, eg a house move
The panel can only allow an appeal for a place in an infant class that already has 30 children if
an error was made in the processing of your application form
the policy or admissions arrangements were applied incorrectly or
the decision to refuse the place was unreasonable – see the School Appeals Guidance for more information.
School Admission Appeals Timetable 2022/2023
September 2022 entry
Appeals for year of entry (Reception) or transfer applications for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable where the appeal is submitted on time:
Appeals lodged by
Appeals to be heard by
Tuesday 1 March 2022
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Wednesday 15 June 2022 (40 school days)
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Monday 23 May 2022
Thursday 8 September 2022 (40 school days)
Appeal Hearing Dates
Appeals received after the deadlines will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline date (above) or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged, whichever is later.
Secondary School on-time applicants: the hearing window for appeals to take place is until 15 June 2022.
Primary School on-time applicants: the hearing window for appeals to take place is until 8 September 2022.
You will receive notification of your hearing date during these time periods.
As necessary, school appeals will be conducted in accordance with the School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 as amended.
You will receive notification of any changes prior to your hearing.
You can download the Appeals Timetable and information here:
Applications for a school place received after the closing dates 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 within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals, where possible, or 30 school days from the date the appeal was lodged.
Mid-term or in-year Transfers
If 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.