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The latest national statistics on Admission Appeals produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families were released on 29 October 2009 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

This Statistical First Release gives information about appeals lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to their preferred school in 2007/08. It details the number of appeals lodged, heard and the outcome. These figures are provided by Local 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 School Census returns made by schools to the Department each year.

The figures and trends presented in this publication help to monitor the success of policy commitment to ensure that school admission arrangements work for the benefit of all local parents and children.

Contact details

Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
Telephone: 01325 735478