Appeals Process

Primary Reception 2022 -Appeal

This school appeal process is for children born between This application applies to children with birthdays between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

If you did not get the school you were hoping for on the evening of 19 April 2022 , you can appeal online and upload your supporting documents to the online form.

Before going through the appeal process and completing your appeal form, it is important to be aware of how the Appeal Panel reaches its decision on Infant class appeals.

Appeals for a place in most Infant classes can only be upheld in very limited circumstances.

The law requires that Infant classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) should not contain more than 30 pupils with a single teacher.

The grounds for allowing an Infant Class Size appeal are extremely limited and the success rate is very low.

By law, when considering an Infant Class Size appeal, the Appeal Panel can only consider three specific grounds if the class limit had already been met:

  • Whether the admission arrangements complied with the mandatory requirements of the School Admission Code and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
  • Whether the admission arrangements were correctly and impartially applied in the case(s) in question; and
  • Whether the decision to refuse admission was one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case. 

An Appeal Panel can only uphold an Infant Class Size appeal where:

  • It finds that the admission of additional children would not breach the infant class size limit; or
  • it finds that the admission arrangements did not comply with admissions law or had not been correctly and impartially applied and the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied or had been correctly and impartially applied: or
  • it decides that the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable authority would have made in the circumstances of the case.

Due to these legal limitations, an Appeal Panel cannot take into account your personal reasons for wanting a place at the school for your child, so you will need to be sure that your reasons for appealing fits these legal grounds.

It is also likely that an Appeal Panel would consider it reasonable for a child to be refused a place at their nearest school if other children had higher priority for the places available, even if this resulted in you being offered a school place some distance from your home.

Please ensure that you have also read the appeal information notes before taking the decision to appeal:

The deadline to submit admissions appeal online is TBC.

Further information can be found on: This school appeal process is for children born between 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016.

If you did not get the school you were hoping for on 19 April 2022, you can appeal online and upload your supporting documents to the online form.

Before going through the appeal process and completing your appeal form, it is important to be aware of how the Appeal Panel reaches its decision on Infant class appeals.

Appeals for a place in most Infant classes can only be upheld in very limited circumstances.

The law requires that Infant classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) should not contain more than 30 pupils with a single teacher.

The grounds for allowing an Infant Class Size appeal are extremely limited and the success rate is very low.

For further information regarding the appeals process please visit:

https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/admission-appeals/

The deadline for appeals for entry in September 2022 and dates for  the appeal hearings will released shortly for 2022.  If you would like to make an appeal after the offer day for Reception pupils in April 2022 please email Avanti Court with the information below.

Email  [email protected] with the following details:

Parent/Carer Details

If submission is being made on behalf of a parent/carer, full consent to submit this information on their behalf has been given

Child’s Details

Gender (required)
Male/Female

Does your child currently attend a Redbridge School (required)
Yes/No

Appeal Details

Are there any dates you are unavailable to attend an appeal hearing? (required)
Yes/No

I agree to waive the right to 10 school days notice of the appeal hearing (required)
There are times when an appeal can be scheduled in less than 10 school days. If a date becomes available and we are not able to give 10 school days’ notice, would you like to be considered for these dates?
Yes/No

Do you require an interpreter? (required)
Yes/No

Important: Please be advised that failure to attend on the day of the hearing without advising the Town Hall Appeals Office in advance that you wish your appeal to be re-scheduled (or cancelled) may result in you being charged for the cost of the translator requested (where appropriate) to attend at the scheduled time to assist you with your appeal.

Upload any supporting evidence or documents for your appeal