Independent Appeal Panel provided by the Local Authority
School admission appeals must be organised and administered in compliance with sections 84 and 86 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, the School Admissions (Appeal Arrangements) (England) Regulations.
Reviews made in response to the permanent exclusion of a pupil from a maintained school are made under section 51(A)(3)(c) of the Education Act 2002.
These codes impose mandatory requirements, refer to statutory requirements and include guidelines which relevant bodies should follow. Governing bodies have a statutory duty to act in accordance with the code.
Schools need to be confident that they have the correct systems and practices in place in order to comply.
This service relates to and covers the provision of an independent school appeal/review service for both admissions and exclusions. The Clerk to the independent appeals panel must also be independent of the school.
School appeals will cover both in-year and 11+ transfers.
School exclusion reviews will be held as appropriate through the school year