North East Lincolnshire Council

School Admissions Appeal

If you are not offered a place at your preferred school, you will be given the right of appeal against the decision.

How to appeal

To find out who to contact and how to appeal read the How do I appeal (PDF) leaflet.

For full details of the appeals procedure read the School admissions appeals guide (PDF).

To appeal you will need print and complete the  (PDF)

If you need more information or advice then contact the School Admissions Team.

In year admission appeals

Appeals against ‘in year’ admission decisions will be heard within 30 school days of being received by Legal Services.

Appeals for secondary places

Year 6 to 7 for September 2020:

  • Where the preference was refused on the National Offer Day of 2 March 2020, any submitted appeal will be heard within 40 school days of receipt by Legal Services during April and May 2020
  • Where the preference was refused at the second allocation day of 31 March 2020 or after, any submitted appeal will be heard within 40 school days of receipt by Legal Services in June and July 2020.
  • Any appeals submitted in July 2020 may not be heard until September of that year as we do not hold appeals during the month of August.

Appeals for primary places

Reception Year and pupils transferring from year 2 Infants school to year 3 Junior Schools for September 2020:

  • Where the preference was refused on the National Offer Day of 16 April 2020, any submitted appeal will be heard within 40 school days of receipt by Legal Services during May and June 2020.
  • Where the preference was refused at the second allocation day of 16 May 2020 or after, any submitted appeal will be heard within 40 school days of receipt by Legal Services in late June and July 2020.
  • Any appeals submitted in July 2020 may not be heard until September of that year as we do not hold appeals during the month of August.

These timescales are only for admission appeals organised by North East Lincolnshire Local Authority. For schools that organise their own appeals you will need to go to the school website.

School Admissions Team, Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN

Email: schooladmissions@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326291 (option 4)

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm except bank holidays