Hello – and welcome to School Admission Appeals – how to Appeal and Stay Sane.
Whether you are worrying about whether you might need to appeal in the Summer for a place at a Secondary School or are currently appealing to move your child into the right school I hope that I can help.
This site is written by a parent, for parents. I try to avoid jargon and to avoid bombarding you with information that you don’t really need to know to improve your chances of success at appeal.
I plan to publish short articles looking at some of the issues that can help you with applying for a place at school and appealing. If one of the articles covers an area that is causing you concern (moving house, having a sibling at your preferred school etc…) then please leave a comment at the bottom of the article, let everyone know your experiences in this area and see if there is anyone out there who can help.
If you weren’t allocated a place at one of your preferred school earlier in the week don’t panic. You can appeal this – and you might not even need to go all the way to appeal. First steps are:
Contact the School Admissions Service – you need to know what other schools have places [... continued reading How do I write my appeal?
Good luck to everyone finding out which secondary school they’ve been allocated a place to tomorrow.
As more and more people apply online, the decisions are all coming through faster (you can just log ont0 the PC and voila! there is your allocated school) so tomorrow is crunch day for families up and down [... continued reading 1 March 2012 – National Decision Day
Not so long ago (at least that’s what I tell myself!) I started clerking appeals, it was around the time public interest in appeals started to grow, particularly as the ‘new’ laws made it virtually impossible to win an appeal for infants. A few years later, in response to the public annoyance at a [... continued reading All change for teachers