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School admission appeals

If you apply for a place for your child at a state-funded school, and the application is refused, you can appeal that decision.
 
Normally you can only appeal for entry to the same school once each academic year.

Before you appeal​

Chobham Academy has a different appeal process. Visit the Chobham Academy website to find out how to appeal.
Before you decide whether to appeal, think about:
  • the rules of entry for the school you want your child to go to
  • your medical, philosophical, religious and social reasons for wanting your child to go to the school
  • your child's view on which school they should go to
  • how strong your case is.
If you still wish to appeal, make sure you read the relevant guidance document before you apply:
Guide to primary school admission appeals (PDF)
Guide to secondary school admission appeals (PDF)
 

Make an appeal

In Year (mid-phase) appeals

To lodge an appeal for an in-year (mid-phase) school place, complete an online appeal form.Appeal an in-year school place offer

After you have completed the form you will receive an email with a reference number to confirm your application. If it does not arrive within a few hours, email educationappeals@newham.gov.uk

Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving your application.

 

Year 7 appeal for September 2020 (from 2 March 2020)

Secondary school appeals​ timetable Date​
Date you are told whether or not your child has a school place ​Monday 2 March 2020
Deadline to return your appeal application by Friday 20 March 2020
When your appeal will be heard (if you applied before the deadline)
Monday 8 June 2020
​If we receive your appeal after the deadline of Friday 20 March 2020, there is no guarantee that your appeal will be heard by Monday 8 June 2020. However we will hear all appeals within 40 school days of receiving them. Once you have submitted the form you will receive an email with a reference number to confirm your appeal has been received. If it does not arrive within a few hours, email educationappeals@newham.gov.uk​

Reception class appeal for September 2020 (from 16 April 2020)

Lodge an appeal for a Reception class school place (September 2020)​
Reception class appeals timetable​ Date​
Date you are told whether or not your child has a school place​ Thursday 16 April​ 2020
Deadline to return your appeal application by ​Friday 8 May 2020
When your appeal will be heard (if you applied before the deadline) by Friday 10 July 2020
​If we receive your appeal after the deadline of Friday 8 May 2020, there is no guarantee that your appeal will be heard by Friday 10 July 2020. However we will hear all appeals within 40 school days of receiving them.

Once you have submitted the form you will receive an email with a reference number to confirm your appeal has been received. If it does not arrive within a few hours, email educationappeals@newham.gov.uk.

Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of submission.

Supporting documents

When you fill in the form you will be asked to upload any extra information that could support your appeal. This can include Word, PDF or JPEG files.
 
You can email the documents at a later time as long as they arrive at least five days before your hearing. Send them to educationappeals@newham.gov.uk and quote your application reference number. 
 
 

What happens after you submit your appeal

The Newham Independent School Appeals Service (NISAS) will send you an email with a reference number to confirm that you have submitted your appeal.

At least ten school days before the hearing, NISAS will tell you the exact date, time and place of your hearing. They will also send you more information about the appeals process, which you should read before your hearing.
 
 

Your appeal hearing

An independent panel will hear your appeal. Find out more about how the panel works on the Government’s website.

If your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN), you can appeal to the special needs tribunal instead. Contact our SEN Team for more information.

The panel hears all appeals between 9am and 6pm at Newham Dockside or Newham Town Hall, East Ham.
 

Who can attend the hearing

You can bring a family member or friend with you to the hearing. You can also bring someone to represent (speak for) you.

If you cannot attend the hearing you must tell NISAS whether you will be sending someone to represent you or whether you want a decision to be made based on your written evidence alone (your appeal form and any supporting documents). 
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Contact us

  • Newham Independent School Appeals Service
    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
    London
    E16 2QU

    020 3373 2701