Placing in schools appeal

Appeal a refused school placing request

Covid-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the Scottish Government have temporarily amended the legislation for hearing placing appeals and have given all local authorities an extension for the appeals process. Read Scottish Government guidance.  In line with this guidance, we are offering families and carers the choice of having their appeals considered via a video call or by written submissions.

If your school placing request was turned down, you can appeal the decision. Your appeal will be heard by an independent appeal committee who will consider your request. If there is extra information that you want the appeal committee to know, you can send this to us after you have submitted your appeal request.

Appeal a turned down school placing request

Before you submit an appeal

You need to have received a decision letter from us before you can appeal. It is important that you submit your appeal within 28 days of receiving your letter. Please remember that you can only appeal once a year. 

Read about how to appeal on the Scottish Government website. 

After you submit an appeal 

After you have submitted the form, we will get in touch about the arrangements to have your appeal heard. We will tell you the date of your hearing once this has been arranged. 

Further information

Exclusions - Frequently Asked Questions

Information Sheet Other Stage Appeals 2021

Information Sheet - P1 & S1 Appeals 2021