This appeals process is for people applying for their child to start primary school for the first time in September 2019.

After allocation day on 16 April 2019, you will be able to appeal for any school you applied for but were not offered. This page will tell you how to do that closer to the time.

  • Appeals deadline – submit your appeal by 4pm on 22 May 2019.
  • Appeals will be heard 20 June – 24 July 2019.
  • Appellants (the person who made the appeal) will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 school 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 these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.