Academic Year 2019/20

Admission appeals in England

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These statistics provide information about appeals made following the refusal of a school place application.

Most appeals are made relating to an application through the annual coordinated admissions process for entry into primary or secondary school but appeals relating to other transfers at the start of the school year are included. 

The latest data covers appeals relating to admissions at the start of the 2019 to 2020 academic year. The appeals must have been lodged with the appropriate admissions authority by 1 September 2019. A comparable time series back to 2015/16 is available.

The figures detail the number of appeals lodged, heard (by an appeals panel) and successful. Appeal rates are calculated on the number of new admissions or, for successful appeals, the number heard.

The figures are provided by school phase, with primary schools split into infant and other primary classes where appropriate. The data is further divided by governance or, separately, broken down by national, regional and local authority level.

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