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Education admission appeals and permanent exclusion reviews

Who to contact if you've been refused a place at the preferred school for your child and about Permanent Exclusion Reviews.

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on education admission appeals

We are accepting appeal applications. If possible, email your application to as access to our office to collect post is currently limited.

All appeal hearings are being held remotely for the foreseeable future

Education admission appeals

If you've received a letter from an Admission Authority refusing your child a place at your preferred school(s) in Suffolk you've the right to appeal that decision.

The Education Appeals Office arranges appeals for:

  • all local authority and voluntary controlled schools
  • all local authority voluntary aided schools
  • the majority of academies

How to make an appeal

A guide to education admission appeals (PDF, 284KB)

Download and complete either:

Send the completed and signed form to:

Education Appeals Office
PO Box 579

Contact us

Call us on: 01473 264218, 01473 264219 or 01473 264227


Permanent exclusion reviews

If your child has been permanently excluded from a Suffolk school and the governing body of the school has upheld the exclusion. You'll receive a letter from them to confirm the decision.

This letter will also include details of how to request a review of the decision and a deadline date by which you must lodge your review application.