This document describes the data included in the ‘Schools admissions appeals in England: 2020 to 2021’ National Statistics release’s underlying data files. This data is released under the terms of the Open Government License and is intended to meet at least three stars for Open Data.
The methodology document for this subject should be referenced alongside this release. It provides information on the data sources, their coverage and quality and how the data is produced.
The data includes returns via the APAD collection from 149 local authorities (for voluntary controlled and community schools) and direct returns from voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools. The City of London local authority has only one school which is voluntary aided so are not required to make an APAD return.
The rate of appeals lodged and heard are calculated using a total number of new admissions based on the January school census.
File formats and conventions
Rounding and suppression
No rounding or suppression has been applied to either the appeals or admissions data.
The following convention is used throughout the underlying data.
‘:’ Not applicable.
All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.
Admissions appeals - by geography - 2016 to 2021
Local Authority; National; Regional
2016 to 2021
number and rate of appeals lodged, heard and successful by LA
Variable names and descriptions
Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:
Appeals heard by an appeals panel
Appeals heard by an appeals panel (percentage)
Admission appeals lodged by parents
Admission appeals lodged by parents (percentage)
School phase - Primary, primary (infant classes), secondary, total