You can appeal if your child is not offered a place at any of your preferred primary, infant, junior or middle schools.
This appeals process is for people applying for their child to start primary school for the first time in September.
Log in to the appeals system and "register an appeal online" if your child is not offered a place at any of your preferred Hertfordshire schools.
Out of county residents and paper applicants
To appeal for a Hertfordshire school, call us on 0300 123 4043 for your registration details. Then you can log in to the appeals system to appeal.
Appeals deadline – submit your appeal by 4pm on 18 May 2018.
Appeals will be heard 18 June – 20 July 2018.
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.
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.
You can only appeal once every academic year, unless your circumstances have changed significantly.
You can't appeal for a place at a school not named on your original application form.
Accepting a place at another school doesn’t affect your right of appeal.
Infant class sizes
Infant classes (including Reception and Years 1 and 2) are restricted to a maximum of 30 pupils with a single teacher.
If you've been refused admission to your preferred school because it would breach the infant class size limit, it's much less likely that an appeal panel can uphold your appeal.