The law does not guarantee you a place at one of
your preferred schools but it allows you to express a
preference for them. In Cheshire East most parents are
offered a school of their choice, however, for some schools demand
exceeds the number of places in the year group resulting in
some applications being unsuccessful. Such decisions are made
by admission authorities when applying their determined admission
arrangements, which are published in our information booklets. If this happens with your
application, you will be notified of your legal right
of appeal against the decision by the admission authority not
to offer you a place.
If you are unsuccessful with your
application and you want to appeal against the decision, you
will need to complete an appeal form which must be returned to
the relevant admission authority.
If you are appealing for more than one school, separate
appeal forms must be completed. Separate appeal
hearings will be held for each school.
You are strongly advised to seek a place at an
alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful. Securing a
place at an alternative school will not prejudice your right of
appeal for any other school.
Information about the appeals process is
available in the
School Admissions Appeals Code available from the Department
Appeal Application Form
Community and Voluntary Controlled School
- The Local Authority is the admission authority for
these schools. Please complete the form below to make your
Academies, Free Schools, Voluntary Aided, Foundation and
Trust Schools - To appeal, you will need to request an
appeal application form from the school. Completed
appeals forms must be returned to the school and not the Local
School contact details are available on this website.
Infant Class Size Appeals - Download important
information about appeal outcomes for infant classes: