Appeal against school place decision

If your child has not been offered a place at a school of your preference, you have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel.

If we have not offered you a place at your preferred school or if you are not happy with the school we have offered your child, you can complete the appeal form below.

You can appeal for more than one school and there will be a separate hearing for each school you appeal for.

Primary school reception class appeals

pdf icon Primary school reception class appeal form [114kb].

Please email the completed form and any supplementary information to schoolappeals@bury.gov.uk by 18 May 2022.

Please complete one appeal form per school and one appeal form per child.

Secondary school transfer appeals

pdf icon Secondary school transfer appeal form [77kb].

Please email the completed form and any supplementary information to schoolappeals@bury.gov.uk by 31 March 2022.

Please complete one appeal form per school and one appeal form per child.

You can check the Secondary school catchment areas page.

Further information

Please read the following guide for more information about the appeals process: pdf icon A guide to school admission appeals for parents/carers [269kb].

Contact for School Admissions