North East Lincolnshire Council

School Admissions Appeal

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on School Admission Appeals

The government has now issued legislation and guidance to permit school appeals to be heard via alternative methods. We are currently in the process of reviewing this information and we will be in contact with all appellants once we are in a position to list the appeals.

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

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

The printable appeal form: Notice of Appeal Form 2020 – 2021 (Word)

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 by the Independent Appeals Panel when reasonably practicable. The new appeal arrangements will be issued by Legal Services in due course.

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, by the Independent Appeals Panel when reasonably practicable. The new appeal arrangements will be issued by Legal Services in due course.
  • Where the preference was refused at the second allocation day of 31 March 2020, any submitted appeal, received within 28 calendar days, will be heard by the Independent Appeals Panel when reasonably practicable. The new appeal arrangements will be issued by Legal Services in due course. but after the 1st round of appeals mentioned above.
  • Any appeals not submitted within 28 calendar days of the above second allocation date, 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, by the Independent Appeals Panel when reasonably practicable. The new appeal arrangements will be issued by Legal Services in due course.
  • Where the preference was refused at the second allocation day of 16 May 2020, any submitted appeal, received within 28 calendar days, will be heard by the Independent Appeals Panel when reasonably practicable. The new appeal arrangements will be issued by Legal Services in due course. but after the 1st round of appeals mentioned above.
  • Any appeals not submitted within 28 calendar days of the above second allocation date, 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