School Admission Appeals

Education Law Services

Turners Solicitors represent parents in both Primary and Secondary Admission Appeals.

If parents are not happy with the school that their child has been allocated they can make an appeal for their first choice school.

A case for appeal may arise when the school offers are made each spring or as a result of a family re-locating during term time. This can be a complicated process, especially with legislation relating to class sizes.

We prepare the written Grounds of Appeal and attend the appeal hearing to represent parents. Good schools receive a high number of applications for limited places. Competition for school places in high achieving schools can be fierce, particularly in popular Academies and Grammar Schools. Parents need to ensure they make the best possible appeal, using the statutory guidance and case law effectively.

Turner’s has a first class record in winning admission appeals in all parts of England and Wales in a range of different circumstances.

We prepare the appeal with reference to the current government guidance and case law. Previous school decisions also has an impact, therefore, researching how the school has operated in the past, sometimes with greater numbers can make a difference. We build the case after considering the school layout, previous numbers’ inspection report and individual circumstances of the child.

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Worried about your child’s school?

Call ‌01656 ‌768 ‌500 today.

Know your rights and ensure the best education for your child.


Turner’s Solicitors specialise in helping parents and students gain the most from their school, college or University experience.  We handle all matters relating to education including Special Educational Needs, Admission Appeals, Exclusion Appeals, University Complaints and Disability Discrimination cases.


Great Barn, Wallas Farm,

Ewenny, Bridgend CF35 5AE

01656 768 500