What happens if you are not happy with the outcome of the appeal?

Repeat Appeals

If you are not successful you may apply for another appeal, but your application will not be considered within the same school year unless your own or the school's circumstances have changed significantly and materially since your first appeal (e.g. change of address).

Local Government Ombudsman

Decisions of Appeals Panels are final and binding on all parties. The only further rights open to you if your appeal is not upheld is to complain to the Local Government Ombudsman if you consider there has been maladministration in the way your appeal was handled or to seek 'judicial review' of the decision through the Courts. This is not a right of appeal. Maladministration covers issues such as a failure to follow correct procedures or a failure to act independently and fairly, rather than complaints where a person simply feels that the decision taken is wrong.