School admission appeals

The Department for Education publish useful information about appealing for a school place.

If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school(s) you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate your child a place. Accepting the place you have been offered does not affect your right of appeal. Appeals are heard by an independent panel. Some appeals are arranged by Solihull Council and others are arranged by the school. Check the list below, fill in and return the appropriate form or contact the school.

Appeal for a place in year 7 starting in September 2020

  • Closing date for submitting your appeal form: 30 March 2020
  • Appeals will be heard by: 16 June 2020 if possible

Appeal for a place to start in reception or year 3 in a junior school in September 2020

  • Closing date for submitting your appeal form: 18 May 2020
  • Appeals will be heard by: 20 July 2020 if possible

(This date has been extended from 2 July to allow more time for the revised process)

Appeal for a place starting at any other time

  • Closing date for submitting your appeal form: 20 days after receipt of your outcome (refusal) 
  • Appeal will be heard by: 30 days after the appeals clerk has received your form

Appeals received after the closing date will be heard within the schedule where possible but this cannot be guaranteed. If the form is received in late June the appeal may not be heard until after the school summer holidays. Appeals are not heard during the school holidays.

You will receive 10 school days’ notice of the time and date of the appeal hearing. This can be waived if all parties agree. Before your appeal hearing you will be sent a statement explaining why your child has not been offered a place and why the school is unable to admit another pupil.

Any additional documentation you wish to submit in support of your appeal must be sent to the appeal clerk within 3 days of the appeal hearing. Failure to comply may result in your appeal hearing being adjourned.

You can find further information about the appeals process managed by Solihull Council in our Parents’ Guide to Appeals.

Secondary Schools

  • Use this form to appeal for a place at any of the following schools:
Alderbrook School

Light Hall School

Arden Lyndon School
Grace Academy Park Hall School
Heart of England School Smith's Wood Academy
Langley School Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst
Lode Heath School Tudor Grange Academy Solihull

Contact the following schools direct to lodge an appeal:

John Henry Newman Catholic College  or 0121 770 5331
St Peter’s Catholic School or 0121 705 3988

Infant, junior and primary schools

For the following schools:

  • Use this form to appeal for a place in reception, year 1 or year 2.
  • Use this form to appeal for a place in year 3, 4, 5 or 6.
Balsall Common Primary Marston Green Infant Academy
Bentley Heath CE Primary

Marston Green Junior School

Blossomfield Infant and Nursery School

Meriden CE Primary School

Burman Infant School

Mill Lodge Primary School

Castle Bromwich Infant School

Monkspath Junior and Infant School

Castle Bromwich Junior School

Oak Cottage Primary School

Cheswick Green Primary School

Olton Primary School

Coleshill Heath School

Peterbrook Primary School

Coppice Junior School

Sharmans Cross Junior School

Cranmore Infant School

Shirley Heath Junior School

Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School

Smith's Wood Primary Academy

Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Streetsbrook Infant & Early Years Academy

Dorridge Primary School

Tidbury Green Primary School

Fordbridge Community Primary School

Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James

Greswold Primary School

Ulverley School

Haslucks Green Junior School

Valley Primary School

Hockley Heath Primary Academy

Widney Junior School

Kineton Green Primary School

Windy Arbor Primary School

Kingshurst Primary School

Woodlands Infant School

Knowle CE Primary Academy

Yew Tree Nursery, Infant and Junior School

Langley Primary School

Yorkswood Primary School

Contact the following schools direct to lodge an appeal:

Berkswell CE Primary or 01676 532141
Bishop Wilson CE Primary or 0121 770 4063

George Fentham Endowed or 01675 442800

Lady Katherine Leveson CE or 01564 772374

Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary or 0121 706 9508

Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary or 0121 744 6852

St Alphege CE Infant and Nursery or 0121 705 0443

St Alphege CE Junior or 0121 704 2714

St Andrew's Catholic Primary        or 0121 743 5675

St Anne's Catholic Primary or 0121 779 8060

St Anthony's Catholic Primary or 0121 770 3168

St Augustine's Catholic Primary or 0121 705 4355

St George and Teresa Catholic Primary or 01564 774906

St John the Baptist Catholic Primary or 0121 770 1892

St Margaret's CE Primary or 0121 706 5020

St Mary and St Margaret's CE Primary or 0121 747 2025

St Patrick's CE Junior and Infant or 01564 702278


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