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|
|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 Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 770 5331|
|St Peter’s Catholic Schoolemail@example.com or 0121 705 3988|
|WMG Academy for Young Engineersfirstname.lastname@example.org 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 Schoolemail@example.com or 01564 772132|
|Berkswell CE Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 01676 532141|
|Bishop Wilson CE Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 770 4063|
|George Fentham Endowedfirstname.lastname@example.org or 01675 442 800|
|Lady Katherine Leveson CEemail@example.com or 01564 772374|
|Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 706 9508|
|Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 744 6852|
|St Alphege CE Infant and Nurseryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 705 0443|
|St Alphege CE Junioremail@example.com or 0121 704 2714|
|St Andrew's Catholicfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 743 5675|
|St Anne's Catholic Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 779 8060|
|St Anthony's Catholic Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 770 3168|
|St Augustine's Catholic Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 705 4355|
|St George and Teresa Catholicfirstname.lastname@example.org or 01564 774906|
|St John the Baptist Catholic Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 770 1892|
|St Margaret's CE Primaryfirstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 706 5020|
|St Mary and St Margaret's CE Primaryemail@example.com or 0121 747 2025|
|St Patrick's CE Junior and Infantfirstname.lastname@example.org or 01564 70 2 278|