Admissions appeals

Appeals process

If you are refused admission to a school you will receive further information about how to appeal.

You can only appeal if you have been refused admission

We arrange appeal hearings for Thurrock community and voluntary controlled schools. The governing body or academy trust arranges appeals hearings for foundation schools, voluntary aided schools, academies and free schools.

All admission appeals must be heard by an independent appeal panel. All admission appeal hearings must follow the rules set out in the school admission appeals code.

Deadlines for the hearing of appeals are:

  • for applications made in the normal admissions round, within 40 school days of the deadline for appeals
  • for late applications, within 40 school days from the deadline for appeals or within 30 school days of the appeal