If your child has been refused a place in your preferred school(s) this will be because the school(s) received more applications than available places and other children had a higher priority in accordance with the admissions criteria. Your refusal was made on the grounds of Infant Class Size Legislation, with the exception of those few schools listed in your letter.
You have the right to appeal against this decision; we advise you read and understand the grounds of Infant Class Size appeals before submitting your appeal. Please refer to the statistics below, given the limited nature of the possible grounds on which an appeal may be allowed under Infant Class Size.
Statistics for Appeals:
Number of Appeals - Infant Class
2018 - heard 66 - refused all
2017 - heard 67 - refused all
2016 - heard 113 - refused 111, allowed 2
Number of Appeals - Non-infant Class
2018 - heard 4 - refused 3, allowed 1
2017 - heard 9 - refused all
2016 - heard 8 - refused 7, allowed 1
Appeals will be heard in accordance with the following timetable:
- Deadline for lodging appeals - 3 June 2019
- Appeals lodged by the above date will be heard between - 18 June - End July 2019
- Appeals received after the deadline may not be heard until - September 2019
- If you have been refused a school due to infant class size (this information will be in your letter), please ensure you read the "Appeal Guide" below.
If your refusal relates to a school outside the Dudley Borough, you are advised to contact the relevant Local Authority for further information.