This page has information to support you should you wish to make an appeal in regards to admissions.

Guidance

Advice for parents and guardians on school admission appeals (Gov.uk) School Appeals Guidance – Leeds City Council

Where should I send my appeal form?

Parents/carers must return completed appeal forms either via email to education.appeals@leeds.gov.uk or by post to:

School Appeals
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
Admissions
Leeds
LS1 9PZ

Parents/carers can request a paper copy of the appeals form by contacting Leeds City Council’s Admissions Team by telephone on 0113 222 4414

Appeals submitted by the above date will be heard within 40 school days. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days from the date the appeal is received by the Appeals Panel; this may not be before the end of the academic year.

You will receive at least 10 school days notice of your appeal hearing.

You must ensure any additional evidence you wish to submit in support of your appeal is received by the Appeals Panel at least four working days before your appeal.   

Appeals against a decision for any other year group will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being received by the Clerk.

Following the hearing, decision letters will be sent within five school days of the hearing.  School days are term time only and do not include school holidays. If an appeal is submitted in the holidays the school days deadline will not start until the beginning of the next term e.g. an appeal received in July after schools have closed will not be heard until the new academic term,  ‘school days’ will start from the beginning of September when the term starts.

Admission Appeal Timetable

Normal Round

  1. Parents have 20 school days to lodge an appeal from date of notification that their application was unsuccessful.
  2. The Appeal must be heard within 40 school days of deadline for lodging an Appeal i.e. within 60 school days from date of notification of unsuccessful application.
  3. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  4. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.
  5. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

Late Applications

  1. As above where possible or within 30 school days if the application is later than the timeline above allows. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  2. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.
  3. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

Appeals submitted after the above deadlines will still be heard as soon as possible but not necessarily within the above timescales.