Be clear on who the admission authority is
This article is aimed at governing boards who are the admission authority for their school.
This is because they'll be responsible for arranging an appeal:
|Type of school||Admission authority|
|Academy||Academy trust (the board of trustees)*|
|Foundation school||Governing board|
|Voluntary aided school||Governing board|
|Community school||Local authority|
|Voluntary controlled school||Local authority|
This is outlined on page 6 of the school admissions code.
* If you sit on a local governing body in a multi-academy trust, check your scheme of delegation to see if you have any responsibilities regarding admissions.
All parents have the right to appeal
This is covered on page 8 of the school admissions code, and under ‘academy admissions appeals’ in this