This SFR covers statistics on appeals lodged against non-admission of children to schools in 2006/07 and on appeals heard about their outcome for England and by Local Authority.

The latest statistics on the period 2006/07 and update those previously released on 24 May 2007.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • For all schools, 19,450 appeals were decided in favour of the parents compared with 20,540 in the previous year; appeals decided in favour of the parents represented 34.4 per cent of appeals heard by a panel in 2006/07, a decrease of almost two percentage points since 2005/06.
  • In primary schools, 5,590 appeals were decided in favour of the parents in 2006/07 compared with 5,390 in the previous year; appeals decided in favour of the parents represented 32.2 per cent of appeals heard by a panel in 2006/07, a decrease of almost four percentage points since 2005/06.
  • For infant classes in particular, 1,590 appeals were decided in favour of the parents in 2006/07 compared with 1,330 in the previous year; appeals decided in favour of the parents represented 18.4 per cent of appeals heard by a panel in 2006/07, a decrease of just over one percentage point from the previous year.
  • In secondary schools, 13,860 appeals were decided in favour of the parents; appeals decided in favour of the parents represented 35.3 per cent of appeals heard by a panel. This represents a decrease of just over one percentage point since 2005/06.
  • Contact details

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