This Statistical First Release gives information about appeals lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to their preferred school in 2003/04. 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.

NOTE: The second Excel table contains information about the numbers of admissions appeal lodged by parents. This will allow comparison with statistics published in previous years. However, care must be taken when interpreting the figures because the total number of appeals lodged could be misleading. For further details please refer to Notes to Editors 3 in the accompanying Statistical First Release.

Contact details

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