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Before you can appeal, you must have applied and been refused a school place.
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, please 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 2020/2021
September 2020 entry
Appeals for year of entry (Reception) or transfer applications for admission in September 2020 will be heard according to the following timetable where the appeal is submitted on time:
Appeals lodged by
Appeals to be heard by
Monday 2 March 2020
Friday 27 March 2020
Tuesday 16 June 2020 (40 school days)
Thursday 16 April 2020
Monday 18 May 2020
Thursday 3 September 2020 (40 school days)
Appeal hearing dates
All secondary school appeals appeals received by 27 March 2020 will be heard between 27 April 2020 and 16 June 2020.
All primary school appeals appeals received by 18 May 2020 will be heard between 5 June 2020 and 3 September 2020.
You will receive 10 school days’ notice of the hearing date.
You can download the Appeals Timetable and more information:
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.