National Offer Day 2017, is when Children across the country will find out which secondary school they have been allocated for this autumn, known as National Offer Day.

What should I do if I’ve been refused my preferred choice and want to appeal?

The appeal must be made in writing. You will be told how to appeal when your local authority gets in touch. Check the form for the appeal deadline. Admission authorities must publish their appeals timetable on their website by 28 February each year.

To appeal you will need to explain the following:

·         Why you disagree with the decision

·         Why your child deserves a place at the school

·         Why authorities haven’t, in your opinion, followed the correct processes

·         Any change of circumstance since your original application

What to do next?

Consider whether you will need assistance or representation at the appeal hearing? If so, it is a good idea to seek help as soon as soon as possible.

No5 Barristers’ Chambers – Education Law Group can assist with admissions appeals process. You are entitled to be represented at an appeal hearing by a lawyer and our Education Law Group can do this at a fixed fee.

Should you wish to speak to someone about an admission appeal, then please contact our clerk Mark Byrne on or 0207 420 7506.