Birmingham City council will contact all appellants with information about the exact process including the outcome of the hearing. 

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

Primary Offer date 16 April 2021 and Deadline for lodging an appeal Primary 17 May 2021.

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network. If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7, please click here for the secondary appeal form. Please read this guidance about infant class size appeals, click here for the primary appeal form. 

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.

Stage of process Date
Deadline for submitting appeals - Secondary 29 March 2021
Deadline for submitting appeals - Primary 17 May 2021
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Secondary May & June 2021
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Primary 19 July 2021
Term starts September 2021