Isle of Wight Council

Education Appeals

Appeal Guide for Parents


A Guide Booklet for Parents Involved in School Admission Appeals

This booklet is designed to help you understand what is involved in an independent education admission appeal on the Island.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your application, you have the right to appeal to an independent, impartial and informal panel.  That is an appeal.  You do not have an automatic right to a place at the school of your choice.  Instead you have a right to state a preference for the school you wish your child to attend.  Sometimes there may not be enough places at the school for everyone who wants one.  If you are refused a place you have the right to appeal against this.

For further guidance on what is involved in an education appeal process, please view our appeals guide  (PDF, 94Kb, 12 pages).