Primary school admission appeals

If you are not offered a place for your child at your preferred school you have the right of appeal under the School Standards & Framework Act 1998.

Key Stage 1 appeals

The law states that infant classes (Key Stage 1) must be limited to a maximum of 30 children.  This impacts on how an appeal is considered and an appeal for a Reception place can only be upheld in very limited circumstances. 

If an appeal does not satisfy any of these conditions then it cannot be upheld in favour of the parent/carer.

We would encourage you in the first instance to discuss your case informally with the Admissions Team who will give you advice and explain the process.

Reception intake 2019

To register an appeal for an Academy, Voluntary Aided (Church) or Foundation Bromley school please contact the relevant school after 3 May 2019.

To register an appeal for a Community or Voluntary Controlled Bromley school please request a form from Democratic Services at the Civic Centre on 020 8461 7743.  Forms should  be completed and returned by Friday 27 May 2019.

Current appeal procedures

The conduct of an Appeals Panel is governed by the DfE School Admission Appeals Code of Practice.  The Appeal Panel’s decision is binding on the Authority and the School.

If you consider that the panel acted improperly or unreasonably in handling your case you can make a complaint:

For Academies:
Academy Admission Appeal Complaints
Academies Central Unit, Education Funding Agency
8th Floor, Earlsdon Park
Butts Road
Coventry  CV1 3BH


More information the admissions and appeals can be found on the Bromley website: