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Appeals procedure

If you aren't happy with the school place your child has been offered, you'll be given the opportunity to make an appeal to an independent appeals committee. The independent appeals committee will make a final decision on the matter. You'll have the opportunity to put your own case to the appeals committee, if you want.

Full details of how to make an appeal will be sent to you if we're unable to meet your request for a particular school. Appeals for community school places should be made to Middlesbrough Council. Appeals for places at academies, foundation schools, and Roman Catholic schools should 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, e.g. a change of address.

Further information on appealing a school place decision is available via GOV.UK.

Previous appeals

In 2017, appeals for admissions to reception class were held at the following primary schools: Abingdon, Brambles, Caldicotes, Captain Cook, Easterside, Green Lane, Lingfield, Linthorpe, Marton Manor, Newham Bridge, Pennyman, Sacred Heart, St. Augustines, St. Clares, St. Edwards, and St. Josephs.

In 2017, appeals for admissions to Year 7 classes were held at the following secondary schools: Acklam Grange, Trinity Catholic College, The King's Academy, and Macmillan Academy.