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 statutory.appealsoffice@suffolk.gov.uk as access to our office to collect post is currently limited.

Submitted Education Admission Appeals

For parents who have already:

  • submitted an appeal for high school places before the deadline of 30 March - we are currently in the process of arranging appeal hearings.
  • submitted an appeal for primary school places before the deadline of 18 May - these appeals will follow on after the conclusion of high school appeals.

You will be contacted a minimum of 14 days before the hearing which will be held remotely. Full details of how you will access the appeal will be provided.


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

Read a guide to school admission appeals (PDF, 208KB)

Download and complete either:

Send the completed and signed form to:

Education Appeals Office
PO Box 579
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 2BX

Contact us

Call us on 01473 264219 or 01473 264218 or email statutory.appealsoffice@suffolk.gov.uk.

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.