Your child's school placement will have a profound impact on their learning and wellbeing. If your child did not make it into your first preference school, this can be an extremely stressful time for you.
Our specialist education law experts have created a FREE, practical guide for parents who want to appeal against their child's placement.
Step 1: Download Your Free Pack
Free, Helpful Advice
Many parents will go through the appeals process alone, with no knowledge of the system or what tactics work best. Simpson Millar's Education Team (formerly known as Maxwell Gillott) offer a free pack containing comprehensive information about the process, detailing what you can expect, how you should prepare and what to do if you cannot attend an appeal.
Step By Step Guidance
The pack will give you the following information
- How do I begin the appeals process?
- The appeal
- Time management
- The hearing
Complete the form to receive your free information pack
Step 2: How Can Simpson Millar Strengthen Your Case?
Simpson Millar's team of experienced education experts is the largest in the country. We are widely recognised as the country’s leading specialists in school admissions appeals, helping parents and guardians just like you to challenge their school place allocation.
Whilst many parents will choose to go through the appeals process alone, working with our legal experts can strengthen your appeal and improve your chances of getting the outcome you are looking for.
At Simpson Millar, we are committed to working hard to help you get the best for your child while still retaining a good working relationship with the schools concerned.
No Scary or Hidden Costs
If you've read our free information pack and are still concerned about going it alone – you may require our expert legal advice, specific to your personal situation. Instructing one of our education law specialists is simple - we offer a straightforward range of pricing options depending on the level of support you require:
Admission Appeals Telephone Advice: £120 inc VAT
- 1 hour of telephone advice and assistance; this includes the review of up to 15 pages of paperwork and a follow up call to provide advice on tactics and the appeal process
Paperwork Preparation for the Appeal: £540 inc VAT
- Full preparation of the paperwork for the appeal in relation to 1 child's school place
- Liaising with the admission authority regarding their evidence
- Advice on any additional supporting evidence to be submitted and the presentation of written arguments to support the appeal process
Bespoke Pricing Package
For more complex appeals which may require representation at hearings, we can agree an individual pricing plan and a fixed hourly rate. If you'd like to receive legal advice tailored to your situation, simply call us.
Call Us Today For a Free No-obligation Chat on:
Freephone: 0808 129 3320