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Volunteer for our school admission appeal panels

Are you good at listening to people and making balanced decisions?

Do you want to play an important role in making sure the school allocation process is fair?

We are looking for new school appeal panel members. Panel members are independent volunteers who decide the outcome of school admission appeals, where a parent wants to appeal the decision to refuse their child a place at their preferred school.

All panels need to include at least one person who has experience in education. This means those who are or have been employed as a teacher or learning support assistant, or parents who have a child registered at school. We are particularly looking for volunteers who meet these criteria.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, panels are meeting virtually over Microsoft Teams which current panel members have embraced. However, experience in virtual meetings is not necessary as we will support you through this process.

Our panel members said the following about volunteering with us:

"For me, I felt I was able to make a difference and to contribute to the community that I live in."

"I volunteered for the Panel because hoped that I might be able to contribute some of the skills and experience I had acquired in my previous career and benefit from volunteering locally in a challenging and important area of administration."

To find out more information and to apply, visit our school appeal panel page or email us at with any questions.