If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. A step-by-step guide is provided to assist you in in the appeals process.

Parents Guide to Admission Appeals [PDF] (file size 227.12 KB)

An appeal form can either be requested from the Council of the school direct if they organise their own appeals. Please contact the admissions team in the first instance for advice.

If you would like independent advice regarding appeals or any other education matter visit Child Law Advice Service

Advice line: 0300 330 5485

Appeals timetable for 2018 entry

Primary reception appeals

National Offer Day -  16 April 2018

Appeal forms for community primary schools dispatched from 22 May 2018

Appeals to be lodged for community schools by 19 June 2018 

Appeal hearings scheduled  throughout  June/July 2018.

Secondary Transfer 2018

National Offer Day  - 1 March 2018

Appeals for schools administered by the Council dispatched from 30 March 2018

Appeals to be  lodged by 11 May 2018 

Appeal hearings scheduled throughout  June 2018

The above timetable may not apply to all schools in Kensington and Chelsea or other Council areas. It is important that  you check with the individual school you want to appeal for to check their timetable.

For further information on the appeals procedure please contact the Admissions Team on 020 7745 6432 / 6433