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Coronavirus: Temporary changes to school admission appeals

Unfortunately, we have had to make changes to the school admissions appeals process. 

This is due to the current school closures and because face to face hearings are not permissible under the government guidelines on social distancing. 

If your child does not get into your preferred school, you may appeal the decision.

If your appeal form has not been acknowledged within seven days, contact the Oldham Council School Admission Appeals team.

Please note we cannot post appeal forms out. The forms must be downloaded from the links below.

Appeal form and information

  • Appealing a School Place - This page explains how to make an appeal and tells you what happens at appeal hearings
  • Appeal form (.pdf)  Years 3 to 11 - Use this form for appeals unless infant class legislation applies. Year 3 to 11.
  • Infant class size appeal form (.pdf) Reception and years 1 & 2 - Use this form if infant class size legislation applies (Contact your school to find out if this is the case)

Appeal dates - Secondary school admissions 2021

  • Appeal form available 1 March 2021
  • Closing date to submit appeal form 16 April 2021
  • Last date for appeal hearings 9 July 2021

Appeal dates - Primary school admissions 2021

  • Appeal form available 16 April 2021
  • Closing date to submit appeal form 7 May 2021
  • Last date for appeal hearings 9 July 2021