School admission appeals

Before you appeal

Before you decide whether to appeal, think about:

  • the rules of entry for the school you want your child to go to
  • your medical, philosophical, religious and social reasons for wanting your child to go to the school
  • your child's view on which school they should go to
  • how strong your case is.

If you still wish to appeal, make sure you read the relevant guidance document before you apply

Make an appeal

To make an appeal fill in the admissions form.
After you have completed the form you will receive an email with a reference number to confirm your application. If it does not arrive within a few hours, email educationappeals@newham.gov.uk

Chobham Academy has a different appeal process. Visit the Chobham Academy website to find out how to appeal.

Year 7 Admissions appeals

Step in the appeals process Date
Date you are told whether or not your child has a school place Friday 1 March 2019
Deadline to return your appeal application by Friday 22 March 2019
When your appeal will be heard (if you applied before the deadline) Monday 10 June 2019




Make an appeal for Year 7 School Admissions Round and for transition to London Design and Engineering UTC (September 2019)

If we receive your appeal after the deadline of Friday 22 March 2019, there is no guarantee that your appeal will be heard by Monday 10 June 2019. However we will hear all appeals within 40 school days of receiving them.

After you have completed the form you will receive an email with a reference number to confirm your application. If it does not arrive within a few hours, email educationappeals@newham.gov.uk

Primary Admisison appeals

Step in the appeals process Date
Date you are told whether or not your child has a school place Tuesday 16 April 2019
Deadline to return your appeal application by Friday 10 May 2019
When your appeal will be heard (if you applied before the deadline) by Friday 12 July 2019



Make an appeal for Primary Admissions (September 2019)​

If we receive your appeal after the deadline of Friday 10 May 2019, there is no guarantee that your appeal will be heard by Friday 12 July 2019. However we will hear all appeals within 40 school days of receiving them.

After you have completed the form you will receive an email with a reference number to confirm your application. If it does not arrive within a few hours, email educationappeals@newham.gov.uk

Appeal an in-year school place offer

Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving your application

Supporting documents

When you fill in the form you will be asked to upload any extra information that could support your appeal. This can include Word, PDF or JPEG files.

You can email the documents at a later time as long as they arrive at least five days before your hearing. Send them to educationappeals@newham.gov.uk and quote your application reference number.

What happens after you submit your appeal

The Newham Independent School Appeals Service (NISAS) will send you an email with a reference number to confirm that you have submitted your appeal.

At least ten school days before the hearing, NISAS will tell you the exact date, time and place of your hearing. They will also send you more information about the appeals process, which you should read before your hearing.

Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving your application.

Your appeal hearing

An independent panel will hear your appeal. Find out more about how the panel works on the Government's website.
If your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN), you can appeal to the special needs tribunal instead. Contact our SEN Team for more information.

The panel hears all appeals between 9am and 6pm at Newham Dockside or Newham Town Hall, East Ham.

Who can go to the hearing

You can take a family member or friend with you to the hearing. You can also bring someone to represent (speak for) you.

If you cannot go to the hearing you must tell NISAS whether you will be sending someone to represent you or whether you want the case to be decided on your written evidence alone (that is to say on your appeal form and any supporting documents).

Please note that there is no interpretation service at school admission appeals. If you have language difficulties we strongly advise you to bring with you to the hearing an adult who can interpret or translate for you. This person must be must be over 18 years old.