School admission appeals
The school admissions appeals process
- find out how to appeal and how the appeal process works
- read the information leaflet below before filling in your appeal form
- appeal against a decision not to admit your child should be sent to Central Bedfordshire Council
Your right to appeal
All parents have the right to appeal if they are not offered a place at their preferred school.
Download our guidance notes for parents (PDF 134.9KB) , which explain how to appeal and how the appeal process works.
To request a paper appeal form, please call us on 0300 300 8275.
Please read this carefully before filling in your appeal form
The School Admissions Service provides a service to all parents living in the Central Bedfordshire area, therefore your appeal against a decision not to admit your child should be sent to Central Bedfordshire Council, regardless of the type of school it is (there are several different kinds, e.g. Community, Voluntary Controlled, Academy etc.).
If you change your mind, you can withdraw your appeal
Please telephone the appeal clerk on 0300 300 6607 and then follow up with a letter or email.
If you choose to appeal against a decision to refuse your child a place at your preferred school, a panel of trained, independent volunteers will hold a hearing to consider your case.
Getting help at the appeal
Your partner, friend, adviser, interpreter or signer is welcome to come to the appeal with you.
If you do not understand or speak English well, you can ask a friend or relative to help you at the hearing.
If you need an interpreter to be present you can ask us to arrange one for you. Also if you have a disability and need some special arrangements made for you, please tell us on the appeal form.