Schools admissions appeals
If your child is not offered a place at one of the schools you listed on your application form, you can appeal against this decision to an independent appeal panel.
Appeals are heard by panels of people who have not taken part in deciding how school places are allocated. These people have no connection with the local authority or with the schools concerned.
You will be invited to present your case in person. You will also be allowed to bring a friend or a representative to help you if you wish.
If you need to see an Admissions Officer
Town Hall Complex
If you want to appeal for a place at a local authority maintained school in Waltham Forest, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8496 3000 to request an appeal form. You must send the form back to us within 14 days.
Your appeal must be heard within 30 school days of your appeal being lodged.
If you are appealing for an Academy, a foundation or voluntary-aided school, you must appeal directly to that school. If you are appealing for a school outside Waltham Forest, you must appeal directly to the local authority concerned.
We can normally only consider one appeal for each school in the same school year. In exceptional circumstances, you may be able to appeal for the same school more than once. There would need to have been a significant change in your circumstances since your first appeal for this to be allowed.
The appeals process is the only recourse for a parent and any lobbying of Councillors or MPs will not influence the school offer in advance of an appeal..
Parents guide to admission appeals
Please read our guide to admission appeals for more