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 formally applied for the school and received formal 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 (the City Helpdesk will be the first point of contact) 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 2018) you can appeal. Read the essential information document here.

The first round of appeals for Starting School 2018 will be heard in June/July 2018. View our starting school appeals timetable.

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 2018) you can appeal. Read the essential information document here.

The first round of appeals for Junior Transfer 2018 will be heard in June/July 2018. View our junior school appeals timetable.

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 2018) you can appeal. Read the essential information document here.

The first round of appeals for Secondary Transfer 2018 will be heard in April/May 2018.

Arranged appeal dates for secondary transfer:-

St Edmund's Catholic School start date Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Admiral Lord Nelson School start date Thursday, 10 May, 2018

The Portsmouth Academy start date Monday, 14 May, 2018

Priory School start date Monday 21 May 2018

In-Year Appeals

The Admissions Team will receive all In-Year appeals for any Portsmouth school.

In-Year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

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