If you are not allocated a place at a school you named as a preferred school on your application form, you have the right to appeal against this decision.
Please read the admission appeals booklet below which provides information around the appeals process in Bracknell Forest before completing the appeal form. You can also find national guidance for parents on school appeals on GOV.UK
Infant class size appeals
Government regulations limit class sizes to 30 pupils per class teacher in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. There are very limited grounds on which appeals to these year groups can be allowed. To allow an infant class size appeal, the panel must find that:
the infant class size limit (30 pupils per class teacher) would not be breached if your child were admitted to the school
the admissions arrangements were not correctly and impartially applied in your case
the decision to refuse your child a place at the school was unreasonable
Please consider which of the above apply to your case before submitting an infant class size appeal.
Make a school admission appeal
How to make an appeal
You can submit an appeal by completing our school admission appeal online form.
Appeals are currently being heard online only by a virtual video meeting. Details of how to access your appeal will be sent to you at least 10 days before the meeting.
If you wish to include any copies of supporting documentation with your appeal, you can upload the documents online.
If you have any queries about the appeals process more generally please contact us.
School appeals for applications within a school year will be heard throughout the year, within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. The provisional dates for in-year appeals to be heard are below:
Thursday 27 May 2021
Thursday 24 June 2021
Tuesday 13 July 2021
Wednesday 14 July 2021 - deadline for appeals to be heard by this date is 18 June 2021
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Thursday 7 October 2021
Thursday 14 October 2021
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Wednesday 17 November 2021
Thursday 2 December 2021
You can view our school admission appeal statistics on DataShare:
School admission appeals panel
School admission appeal panels determine appeals lodged by parents where their child is not offered a place at their preferred school.
Each appeal panel is made up of 2 categories of people:
people who have not worked in a school except as a governor or volunteer
people who are experienced in education, such as teachers, teaching assistants or parents of registered pupils
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer member or apply for appointment to the educational appeals panel, please read our information page.
If you have any queries regarding school admission appeals or would like more information, please contact us on 01344 352000.