Special Educational Needs and Secondary School Admissions Advice
Following the March 1st deadline for secondary school admissions, many parents may be considering their right of appeal if they haven’t got their first-choice place for September 2022.
National Offer Day is an emotional day for many parents across the UK, as they find out which secondary school their child plans to attend. But although parents who are unhappy with the decision have a right to appeal, many could be harming their chances of success by how they prepare their appeal.
According to figures from the Department for Education, secondary school appeals heard by a panel made up 4.1% of new admissions in 2017-18. That’s up from 3.7% in 2016-17 and 3.6% in 2015-16. However, the success rate for secondary schools fell to 23.4%, down from 24.6% in 2016-17 and 26.3% in 2015-16.
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