If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred primary or secondary schools, you may appeal the decision of the admissions authority. Your reasons for appealing will then be considered by an independent panel.
You must read the guidance notes before you complete your form.
You can only lodge an appeal once you have received a letter refusing a place at your preferred school(s). To apply for a school place or to enquire about the waiting list please contact School Admissions.
The Richmond Independent Appeals Service is responsible for the appeals for the Richmond schools listed below. We also handle the appeals for Kingston Borough's Community Schools and a few other out of borough schools.
For appeals for Richmond schools not listed below or any other school, college or nursery, you should contact the establishments directly. If you are unsure who you should appeal to, contact us for advice.
You should not complete an appeal form if your child has an Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP) as the Authority’s SEN Panel will consider your case separately.
You must ensure you have read the appeals guidance (pdf, 110 KB) before you begin the form.
If you are appealing for more than one child, or more than one school, a separate form must be completed for each.
The easiest way is to submit your appeal using our online form at the bottom of this page. Paper forms are available on request.
The appeal hearing is arranged independently of the Admissions Team, therefore any evidence submitted that you wish to be used in the determination of your waiting list place must also be sent to School Admissions.
The following appeal dates apply to children starting school in September 2020.
Any appeals lodged after these dates will still be heard, however they may be delayed.
For more information about admissions appeals, contact us:
Phone: 020 8891 7183
It may take us longer to respond during peak periods.
We are unable to assist with queries relating to your child’s application, including their position on any waiting lists. Contact School Admissions for more information about these matters.
Up to: School admissions
Updated: 11 February 2021