Appeals and waiting lists

You can appeal for a place at any school you listed as a preference on your application that you were not offered.

Where to appeal

We can only deal with appeals to community schools in Brent. Appeals for a Brent community school place should be made to us using the forms below.

Appeals for a place at foundation, voluntary aided, free schools or academies within or outside Brent, must be made in writing to the chair of governors at the school.

Appeals for a place in a community school outside Brent should be made in writing to the local authority in which the school is located.

Appeals are heard by an independent appeal panel.

It is essential that you read and understand the appeals process before submitting a request for an appeal.

We can assist in the appeals process in certain cases. During the process if you want to talk to anyone about your application, please contact the Brent School Admissions Service.

Appeals forms

Appeals processes vary according to what school year your child is applying for.

School yearAction required
Reception, Year 1 and 2 Complete the Key Stage 1 (KS1) school admissions appeals form
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Complete the Key Stage 2 (KS2) school admissions appeals form
Secondary school (Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and sixth form) All Brent secondary schools are foundation, voluntary aided, free schools or academies. Appeal in writing to the chair of governors.