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Can I appeal a primary school placement decision?

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Yes, it is possible to appeal a primary school placement decision in the UK if you are not happy with the school your child has been offered. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if you believe that the decision was not fair or was not in accordance with the school admission criteria.

The appeal process can vary depending on the local authority and the school in question, but in general, it involves submitting an appeal form and providing any supporting evidence that you feel may help your case. The appeal panel will consider your case and make a decision based on the evidence presented.

It's important to note that while you have the right to appeal, it does not guarantee that you will be successful in securing a place at your preferred school. Appeal panels must consider the admission criteria and any available places at the school, and their decision will be final and binding.

If you decide to appeal a primary school placement decision, it's recommended that you seek advice and support from the local authority or an independent organisation, such as the Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) or the Citizens Advice Bureau. They can provide guidance on the appeal process and help you prepare your case.


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