Coronavirus: council service information and advice

There may be unavoidable delays to progressing and hearing school admissions appeals this year.

We're monitoring government guidance and considering the possible impact of the coronavirus on school admissions appeals.

If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school/s you will be added to the waiting list and asked to confirm whether you wish to remain on the waiting list. If you do not respond to this request by the date stated in your offer information, your child's name will be removed from the list.

If you have been refused a place at your preferred school(s), you have the right to appeal to an independent panel. You can only appeal if you have applied for the school and received notification that you have not been offered a place. You need to lodge your appeal by the deadline in your offer information.

For further information on the appeals process you can contact the Admissions team by email at admissions@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

Starting School 2020 - appeals

The Admissions Team will receive all appeals for any Portsmouth Primary/Infant School. If you have been refused a place at your preferred school (Starting School 2020) you can appeal. Read the essential Starting School Reasons and Appeals information document.

Transfer to Junior 2020 - appeals

The Admissions Team will receive all appeals for any Portsmouth Junior School. If you have been refused a place at your preferred school (Transfer to Junior 2020) you can appeal. Read the essential Junior Transfer Reasons and Appeals information document.

Transfer to Secondary 2020 - appeals

The Admissions Team will receive all appeals for any Portsmouth Secondary School. If you have been refused a place at your preferred school (Secondary Transfer 2020) you can appeal. Read the essential Secondary Reasons and Appeals information document

In-Year Appeals

All In-Year appeals for any Portsmouth school should be sent to the admissions team.