Appeal against an exclusion

If you are not happy with the decision we have made about an exclusion, you have the right to make an appeal. If your appeal is valid, we will refer your case to the School Placings and Exclusions Appeal Committee, which acts as an independent tribunal.

You will need to sign into your account to make an appeal online: 

We will check that your appeal is valid under the legislation and arrange a hearing with the appeal committee. This is where local councillors and lay members (such as teachers and parents) hear the Council’s case for the decision, and your case for challenging it. The committee will decide what the final outcome should be.

The hearing will usually be held within 28 days of you making the appeal. You will usually get at least 14 days’ notice of when the hearing will take place.


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