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|
|Grace Academy||Park Hall School|
|Heart of England School||Smith's Wood Academy|
|John Henry Newman Catholic College||Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst|
|Langley School||Tudor Grange Academy Solihull|
|Lode Heath School||WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull and Coventry)|
Contact the following schools direct to lodge an appeal:
|St Peter’s Catholic Schoolemail@example.com or 0121 705 3988|
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 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 and Early Years Academy|
|Dorridge Primary School||Tidbury Green Primary School|
|Fordbridge Community Primary School||Tudor Grange Primary Academy Hockley Heath|
|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|
|Marston Green Infant Academy||Yorkswood Primary School|
Contact the following schools direct to lodge an appeal:
|Bentley Heath Church of England Primary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org or 01564 772132|
|Berkswell CE Primaryemail@example.com or 01676 532141|
|Bishop Wilson CE Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 770 4063|
|George Fentham Endowedemail@example.com or 01675 442 800|
|Lady Katherine Leveson CEfirstname.lastname@example.org or 01564 772374|
|Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 706 9508|
|Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 744 6852|
|St Alphege CE Infant and Nurseryemail@example.com or 0121 705 0443|
|St Alphege CE Juniorfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 704 2714|
|St Andrew's Catholicemail@example.com or 0121 743 5675|
|St Anne's Catholic Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 779 8060|
|St Anthony's Catholic Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 770 3168|
|St Augustine's Catholic Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 705 4355|
|St George and Teresa Catholicemail@example.com or 01564 774906|
|St John the Baptist Catholic Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 770 1892|
|St Margaret's CE Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 706 5020|
|St Mary and St Margaret's CE Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 747 2025|
|St Patrick's CE Junior and Infantemail@example.com or 01564 70 2 278|