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 on 023 9268 8008 (please note that we are extremely busy, and you may be waiting 30+ minutes to speak to someone) or email us at admissions@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

Starting School 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 2019) you can appeal. Read our essential information document for more details.

The first round of appeals for Starting School 2019 will be heard in June/July 2019.

Transfer to Junior appeals

The Admissions Team will receive all appeals for any Portsmouth junior school. If you have been refused a place at your preferred school (Junior Transfer 2019) you can appeal. Read our essential information document for more details.

The first round of appeals for Junior Transfer 2019 will be heard in June/July 2019.

Transfer to Secondary 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 2019) you can appeal. Read our essential information document for more details.

In-Year Appeals

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

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