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Appeals Process

School admission appeals timetable for September 2024 entry

Appeals are now being heard on a face to face basis, if you have difficulty attending please contact the School Appeals Service.

School Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Secondary 1 March 2024 15 April 2024 18 June 2024 (40 school days)
Primary 16 April 2024 15 May 2024 17 July 2024 (40 school days)

NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence, not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day notified in the letter with details of the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.