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Find your school to appeal

If you wish to make an appeal, you will need to complete the relevant form.

Search the Directory of Surrey schools

To find out:

  • the type of school you are appealing for;
  • details of who organises the schools appeals process;
  • how to obtain the relevant appeal form; and
  • closing date for lodging your appeal.

Directory of Surrey schools

Alternatively, you can contact us.

Community and voluntary controlled schools

The Surrey Schools Appeals Service manage the appeals process for all community and voluntary controlled schools.

Voluntary aided, foundation, trust, academies and free schools

The appeals process for voluntary aided, foundation, trust, academies and free schools are handled by the governing body of individual schools. However, in some instances these schools delegate the responsibility of organising appeals to the Surrey Schools Appeals Service.

You should initially contact the Chair of the Governing Body or the headteacher of the school concerned to find out who manages their appeals process or alternatively search the Directory of Surrey schools.

Other types of appeals

In year or immediate entry appeals

Please see the Directory of Surrey schools to find our how and who to lodge an appeal with for in year or immediate entry or contact us. Please return the completed form as quickly as possible to avoid any delays.

If the appeals are managed by the Surrey Schools Appeals Service, in accordance with the Department of Education guidelines we aim to hear appeals for immediate entry within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged with us. However, please note we do not hear appeals during the school holidays, including summer holidays.

Special Educational Needs

If your child has a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the Surrey Schools Appeals Service cannot hear your appeal as this is not allowed under the legislation. You should contact the SEN Officer dealing with your case for further details on how to appeal.

Year 12

If your child is already attending a school and is refused permission to transfer to Year 12 at that school or refused admission to Year 12 as that particular school is oversubscribed , you and your child, have the right of appeal. In these cases the process is detailed in the Decision making in appeals hearings - Key stage 2 and 3 appeals web page.

If both you and your child lodge separate appeals for the same school these will be heard together and you will both be invited to attend the hearing.

If you would like more information on this type of appeal you should contact the Surrey Schools Appeals Service.

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