Portsmouth city council

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 letter, 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 need to lodge your appeal by the deadline in your offer information.

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.

Where to send your appeal:

Transfer to Secondary appeals

The Admissions team will receive  all appeals for any Portsmouth Secondary School. If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school (Secondary Transfer 2017) you can appeal. Follow the link to read essential information.

The first round of appeals for Secondary Transfer 2017 will be heard in April/May 2017.

In-Year Appeals

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

For appeals for all Portsmouth schools except the list below you can request an appeal form from the admissions team or download a form/guidance here (below).

UTC appeals

If you have been unsuccessful for the UTC you will have received essential information in your offer information letter.

The Admissions team will receive all appeals for year 10 September 2017. You can download your appeal form from the documents section below.

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