If you have not been offered a place at the school you have requested you can appeal against the decision.
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is a national charity that provides free, independent advice on the admissions and appeals process. Visit www.ace-ed.org.uk or phone 0300 0115 142.
If the school you have applied for is a community school, you will need to apply through Leeds Admissions to arrange an appeal. Please download a form from the tab below and return it to the address on the form.
If the school you have applied for is an academy, voluntary aided or foundation school, you may have to contact the school to arrange an appeal. A list of schools that arrange their own appeals can be downloaded from the tab below. If you are unhappy with the way an academy has dealt with your appeal, please download the Academy Complaints Information from the tab below.
If you wish to appeal for a school in a different local authority, you should contact the relevant local authority for further details.
Appeals are heard by panels which are independent of the council, schools and governing bodies. The panel follow the School Admission Appeals Code drawn up by the Department for Education with advice from the Local Government Ombudsman.
You need to submit your appeal by 14th May 2013 if you wish to appeal against a decision for reception, infant or junior school. This deadline is the same for all schools. All appeals submitted by this date will be heard within 40 school days.
If you do not reply by the deadline, we cannot guarantee to hear your appeal before the end of the term and appeals are not generally held in the school holidays.
All appeals submitted by 28th March 2013 against a decision for a year 7 place, will be heard within 40 school days.
Appeals against a decision in any other year groups will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being received.
While waiting for an appeal, we advise that you accept the place you have been offered by contacting the school directly. This will ensure your child does not miss out on education and it will not affect your appeal. You will automatically be placed on the waiting list for any school you appeal for and can remain on the list if the appeal fails.
If you are considering an appeal, please download and read the Appeals Book from the tab below. This will provide you with everything you need to know for your appeal including information on the Appeal Panel, class size legislation and how decisions are made.