Appeals

School admission appeals

If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school(s) you have the right of appeal. Accepting the place you have been offered does not affect your right of appeal.

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

We arrange some appeals and others are arranged by the school. Appeals are heard by an independent panel.

Appeal hearings usually take place in the Civic Suite at the rear of the Council House, Solihull. Due to the current restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic appeals are being held virtually via video conferencing. The appeal clerk will send you the details of your hearing.

Appeal for a place in year 7 starting in September 2022

  • Closing date for submitting your appeal form: 29 March 2022
  • Appeals will be heard by: 15 June 2022 if possible

Appeal for a place to start in reception or year 3 in a junior school in September 2022

  • Closing date for submitting your appeal form: 23 May 2022
  • Appeals will be heard by: 21 July 2022 if possible

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 or as soon as reasonably practical

In Year Appeals

  • Use this form to appeal for a school place for an “in year” appeal for a place in reception, year 1 or year 2.
  • Use this form to appeal for a school place for an “in year” appeal for a place in year 3 to year 11.

If your appeal is received after the closing date we cannot guarantee that this will be heard within the schedule. Appeals are not heard during the school holidays.

You will receive 10 school days’ notice of the time and date of the appeal hearing. 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 want to provide in support of your appeal must be sent to the appeal clerk within 3 days of your hearing. 

You can find further information about the appeals process we manage in our Parents’ Guide to Appeals.

  • 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 office@jhncc.org  or 0121 770 5331
St Peter’s Catholic School office@st-peters.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 705 3988
WMG Academy for Young Engineers solihull.info@wmgacademy.org.uk or 0121 289 3556

For infant, junior and primary 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
Blossomfield Infant and Nursery School Marston Green Junior School
Burman Infant School Meriden CE Primary School
Castle Bromwich Infant School Mill Lodge Primary School
Castle Bromwich Junior School Monkspath Junior and Infant School
Cheswick Green Primary School Oak Cottage Primary School
Coleshill Heath School Olton Primary School
Coppice Junior School Peterbrook Primary School
Cranmore Infant School Sharmans Cross Junior School
Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School Shirley Heath Junior School
Dickens Heath Community Primary School Smith's Wood Primary Academy
Dorridge Primary School Streetsbrook Infant & Early Years Academy
Fordbridge Community Primary School Tidbury Green Primary School
Greswold Primary School Tudor Grange Academy Yew Tree
Haslucks Green Junior School Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James
Hockley Heath Primary Academy Ulverley School
Kineton Green Primary School Valley Primary School
Kingshurst Primary School Widney Junior School
Knowle CE Primary Academy Windy Arbor Primary School
Langley Primary School Woodlands Infant School
  Yorkswood Primary School

Contact the following schools direct to lodge an appeal:

Bentley Heath Church of England Primary School office@bentley-heath.solihull.sch.uk or 01564 772132
Berkswell CE Primary office@berkswell.solihull.sch.uk or 01676 532141
Bishop Wilson CE Primary office@bishop-wilson.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 770 4063
George Fentham Endowed office@george-fentham.solihull.sch.uk or 01675 442 800
Lady Katherine Leveson CE 76office@ladyk.solihull.sch.uk or 01564 772374
Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary office@olc.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 706 9508
Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary office@ol-wayside.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 744 6852
St Alphege CE Infant and Nursery officeinf@stalphege.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 705 0443
St Alphege CE Junior officejun@stalphege.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 704 2714
St Andrew's Catholic office@st-andrews.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 743 5675
St Anne's Catholic Primary office@st-annes.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 779 8060
St Anthony's Catholic Primary office@st-anthonys.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 770 3168
St Augustine's Catholic Primary office@st-augustines.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 705 4355
St George and Teresa Catholic office@stgandt.solihull.sch.uk or 01564 774906
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary office@sjb.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 770 1892
St Margaret's CE Primary office@st-margarets.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 706 5020
St Mary and St Margaret's CE Primary office@ss-m-and-m.solihull.sch.uk or 0121 747 2025
St Patrick's CE Junior and Infant office@st-patricks-ce.solihull.sch.uk or 01564 70 2 278