School admission appeals

If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred primary or secondary schools, you may appeal the decision of the admissions authority. Your reasons for appealing will then be considered by an independent panel.

How to appeal

Download a copy of the appeal form:

Return your completed form to, or post it to:

Richmond Independent Appeals Service
Democratic Services
York House
Richmond Road

For appeals to sixth form, college, nursery and St Richard Reynold’s Catholic School/College, you should contact these establishments directly. If you are unsure who you should appeal to, contact us for advice.

Appeal hearing

Once your application has been received, it will be processed and you will be contacted about next step, including details of how your appeal will be conducted.

More information

We are only able to process appeals for primary and secondary schools that you have applied for.

For more information about admissions appeals, contact or call 020 8891 7183.

It may take us longer to respond during peak periods.

We are unable to assist with queries relating to your child’s application, including their position on any waiting lists. Contact school admissions for more information about these matters.

Updated: 30 November 2016