School placings and exclusions appeal committee

Information for parents on school placings and exclusions appeals

The Education (Scotland) Act 1980, as amended by the Education (Scotland) Act 1981, gives parents certain rights to choose their child's school. If your child has not been offered a place at the school of your preference you have the right to appeal against the decision. Also, as an entirely separate issue, parents have the right to appeal if their child is excluded from a school. In either of these situations, if parents are not satisfied with an education authority's (i.e. the Council's) decision, they may refer their case to the School Placings and Exclusions Appeal Committee. This Committee acts as an independent tribunal.

For more information or to make a placing or exclusion appeal, please contact:

The Senior Democratic Services Manager
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
AB10 1AQ
01224 522822

More information on how to appeal, can be found on the Scottish Government's website.

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