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Hertfordshire County Council

Primary school appeals – starting at primary 2023

This appeals process is for people applying for their child to start primary school for the first time in September 2023.

You will need to create an account first. You will need:

  • your application reference number
  • child ID.


Hertfordshire residents – log into the admissions system to find your reference number and child ID. They are on the page where you can see your allocation.

Out of county residents – call 0300 123 4043 for your reference number and child ID (these will be sent via automated email).  

Hertfordshire residents who applied using a paper form should also call 0300 123 4043 for registration details. 


Appeals deadline
 – submit your appeal by 4pm on 16 May 2023.


  • Appeals will be heard between 13 June – 18 July 2023.
  • We'll notify appellants (the person who made the appeal) about their appeal hearing at least 14 calendar days in advance of the hearing (unless you've been requested to agree shorter timescales).
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appeals lodged after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged – whichever is the later date.


See previous years appeals statistics

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