If you aren't satisfied with the school place your child has been offered, you'll be given an opportunity to make an appeal to an independent appeals committee, which will make a final decision on the matter. You'll have the opportunity to put your own case to the appeals committee, if you wish.
Full details of how to make an appeal will be sent to you if the council is unable to meet your request for a particular school. Appeals for community schools will be made to Middlesbrough Council, appeals for academies, foundation schools and Roman Catholic schools must be made directly to the school concerned.
Parents can only appeal once for an academic year for a particular school, unless there is a significant change of circumstances, eg a change of address.
Further information on appealing a school place decision is available via GOV.UK.
In 2016 appeals for admissions to reception class were held in respect of the following primary schools: Abingdon Primary, Berwick Hills Primary, Breckon Hill Primary, Caldicotes Academy, Lingfield primary, Linthorpe Primary, Marton Manor Primary, Pennyman Academy, Sacred Heart RC Primary, St Edwards RC Primary, St. Augustines. RC primary, St. Clares RC Primary, St Pius RC Primary, St Josephs RC Primary and Whinney Banks Primary.
In 2016 appeals for admissions to Y7 classes were held at the following secondary schools in Middlesbrough: Trinity Catholic College, The King's Academy, Outwood Academy Acklam and Macmillan Academy.