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

After allocation day (17 April 2023), you'll be able to appeal for any schools you have applied to but have been refused a place at.

  • 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).