Schools Admissions Appeals - Are You Prepared?

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With recent baby booms and changes to admissions criteria, it is becoming more and more difficult for parents to get their children into the school of their choice. Whilst choosing the right school can be stressful, being refused a place at that school can create unnecessary turmoil.

School Admissions Appeals Process

School Admissions Pack


With National Offer Day fast approaching, you will soon receive an offer letter. If this unfortunately tells you that your child has not gained a place at their first choice, you may be wondering what to do next.

How do I lodge an appeal?

Who do I appeal to?


To help you answer these questions, we have put together a school admissions pack that will take you through the basics of:

  • What to do when you receive the offer letter
  • What evidence you will need
  • How to appeal
  • What you can do after your appeal

The appeals process follows strict deadlines and evidence gathering criteria, so it is important that you understand the process fully before taking it on yourself. It can be time consuming and some parents feel that to give their child the best chance, they would prefer to hire a specialist solicitor to handle the case.

We Can Represent You


All appeals are heard before an independent panel and they will decide whether your child will be given a place or not. It is for this reason that you will want to put the best argument forward in a clear and concise way. We can represent you at the hearing if this is something that you believe will improve your chances.

Simpson Millar LLP has the knowledge and resources to make this time as stress free as possible. If once you have received the pack feel you need more insight and support in making a successful appeal our experienced admissions team are there to guide you through the process.

You can order your pack today by visiting this link.


To find out how we could help you please make a no-obligation enquiry or call freephone: 0808 129 3320.




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