Changes to the School Admission Appeals Code

Closed 3 Apr 2022

Opened 7 Feb 2022

Overview

The Department for Education is consulting on a revised version of the statutory School Admission Appeals Code.

Why your views matter

We’re seeking views on a revised version of the statutory School Admission Appeals Code (the “Appeals Code”). The revised Appeals Code allows appeals to be held remotely (by telephone or video conference) as well as in person and allows appeal hearings to continue with just 2 panel members where the third panel member needs to withdraw. The changes make permanent some of the arrangements that were temporarily put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Audiences

  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Local authorities
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Directors of children's services

Interests

  • Admissions
  • Statutory policies and guidance