This is a revised version of SFR19/2004 and replaces the original release.

This Statistical First Release gives information about appeals lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to their preferred school in 2002/03. It details the number of appeals lodged, heard and the outcome. These figures are provided by Local Education Authorities as part of the Department's Survey of Admission Appeals for all their Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. The data for Voluntary Aided, Special Agreement and Foundation Schools are derived from Annual Schools' Census returns made by schools to the Department each year.

A number of schools were included in both surveys in 2004 and this resulted in some double counting in the national figures published in the original SFR. This has been corrected in the revised version.

Contact details

Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
Telephone: 01325 735478
Email: schools.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk