Skip to main content

Step-by-step secondary school appeals template

Secondary school appeals letter template
If your child has missed out on their first choice of secondary school, use our free non-selective school appeals letter template to get your appeal rolling.

Across the UK, tens of thousands of families are left disappointed on National Offers Day having missed out on a place at their preferred secondary school

If you're one of them, you have the right to appeal against the decision. If the admission arrangements weren't properly followed, or were not legal according to the School Admissions Code, or the decision was 'unreasonable,' your child may be granted a place by the appeal panel.

Some local authorities have a form to fill in to kickstart the appeals process, but others require a letter. Our template will help you formulate the basis of your appeal.

This letter can be used to initiate an appeal for a comprehensive/non-selective secondary school. If you wish to appeal a grammar school decision, use our grammar school appeals letter template.

Register for free to keep reading...
... and we’ll send you some goodies!

Give your child a headstart

Give your child a headstart

  • FREE articles & expert information
  • FREE resources & activities
  • FREE homework help
By proceeding you agree to our terms and conditions. For information on how we use your data, see our privacy policy. You will receive emails from us but can opt out at any time.