If you are unable to obtain a place for your child in the school you wanted you can appeal against the decision.
Your appeal will be heard by an appeal panel independent of the school and the council.
Guidance on appeals can be found attached to this page and you should read this before using our online appeals system.
If your appeal is for a child transferring to secondary school and you were notified of the decision on 1 March 2013 you should submit your appeal by 28 March 2013. Your appeal will normally be heard by 17 June 2013.
If you were notified of a secondary school decision after 1 March 2013 or it relates to an in-year admission you should submit your appeal within 20 school days of receiving notification that your application was unsuccessful. Your appeal will normally be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
Primary school admission online appeals guidance notes for parents (37KB)
Find out how to make an appeal and how the panel makes it decision.
Primary school admission appeal form (52KB)
Fill in this form to appeal against the refusal of a primary school place at any Derbyshire school.
- Derbyshire Secondary Appeal Form 2013 (52KB)
- Derbyshire Secondary Appeal Guidance 2013 (31KB)