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Appeal a school place decision

Appealing a decision

If you're not happy with the response to your application preferences you have the right to appeal the decision(s) and present your case to an Independent Appeal Panel.

An appeal form and other information about the appeal process is available below.

Before you decide to appeal, please take the time to consider:

  • the school's admission policy
  • your reasons for wanting your child to attend that school
  • your child’s opinion about what school they should attend
  • how strong a case you have

See the Essential Guide to North Tyneside Schools for information on the appeals process for:

  • Key Stage 1 – Reception Class
  • All other year groups 
  • 6th Form

For academies, trust and voluntary aided schools, the governing body manages pupil admissions.

Any appeals for these schools should be made directly to the Chair of the Governors at the school address.

Related documents

Education appeals timetable 2017/18

In accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code, the Council as the admission authority for community schools must set a timetable for organising and hearing appeals. The following timetable will apply to appeals for admission to community schools in the academic year 2017/18.

Trust schools, voluntary aided schools and academies will set their own appeals timetable which will be available on the individual school’s website.

Appeals process
Process Middle and High Schools First and Primary Schools
Offer Day – the day letters are sent out informing parents of the school at which they have been offered a place.
Thursday 1 March 2018 Monday 16 April 2018
Deadline for the receipt of appeals.  Thursday 29 March 2018 Tuesday 15 May 2018
Deadline for appeals to be heard. Monday 18 June 2018 Tuesday 17 July 2018
Appeals will be heard between: Monday 7 May 2018 and Monday 18 June 2018 Wednesday 6 June 2018 and Tuesday 17 July 2018

Appeals in respect of late applications will generally be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.  Appeals in respect of in-year applications will be heard within 30 school days of receipt. 

Appellants (the person(s) lodging an appeal) will receive written notification of the date, time and venue of the appeals panel appointed to hear their appeal at least 10 school days before the hearing.

Appellants and the admission authority must provide the clerk to the appeals panel with any documents they wish to submit to the panel no later than 6 working days before the appeals hearing.

The clerk to the panel will send to the panel, the appellants and the admission authority all the documentary evidence  to be considered at the hearing at least 5 working days before the hearing.

The clerk to the panel will notify the appellants and the admission authority of the panel’s decision and the reasons for the decision in writing within 5 school days of the conclusion of the hearing wherever possible.

Contact us

For further information please contact:

North Tyneside Admission Appeals Service
c/o Democratic Services, 3rd Floor Left,
Quadrant East
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY



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