Appeal against a decision to refuse your child a school place

If your child has not been offered a place at any of the schools applied for; this will be because the school(s) received more applications than there were places available and other children more fully met the admission criteria. You do have a right to appeal this decision, but please do check that your child met all of the admissions criteria before submitting an appeal.

In deciding on whether you have a good chance of your appeal being allowed, it may be beneficial to consider the following:

  • have you been realistic in the school preferences you put forward for your child?
  • do you have genuine reasons why your child should attend a particular school?
  • would your child be disadvantaged by not attending a particular school?
  • are there exceptional circumstances that would prevent your child from attending the school offered or any of the alternatives available?
  • has your preferred school's admission authority made a mistake in the way in which they dealt with your application, which meant that your child was not offered a place?
  • do you have any evidence or documents to demonstrate the point that you're making?

List of schools whose appeals are managed by Birmingham City Council

Please use this form to appeal against the refusal of a place in Year 7 for September 2019: 

Year 7 late appeal form 

Appeal against the refusal of a place in current Reception class to current Year 13 using our In Year appeal form: 

In Year appeal form

% Appeals upheld 2016 to 2017
Stage of education Birmingham Local Authority National
Primary 1.6% 35.8%
Secondary 6.9% 24.6%
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