School Admission Appeals

You have the right of appeal against the refusal of a place at any school you listed on your application form. You can only appeal for schools which you have already applied for.

You can submit your appeal using the links below. Appeals for most Haringey schools are arranged by an external independent appeal clerk (external link). An independent panel will hear your appeal and their decision is binding for both the admission authority and the school.

If you want to appeal for Woodside High, St Thomas More Catholic School, or Harris Academy Tottenham these schools arrange their own appeals and you should contact these schools directly

We strongly recommend that you accept the place you have been offered, as this will ensure that your child has a school place in September. Accepting a school place will not influence the outcome of your appeal or your child’s position on a waiting list.

How to appeal

There are three types of admissions appeal:


Secondary Transfer Appeals to start Year 7 in September

The deadline for secondary transfer appeals is 3 April 2023.

  1. Read Haringey's Secondary Transfer Appeals Factsheet (PDF, 109KB)
  2. Read Haringey's Admissions Appeal Statistics (PDF, 155KB)
  3. Read the appeal advice booklet (external link) and other information provided by Haringey's external independent appeals clerk (external link)
  4. Complete the Secondary Transfer Appeal form (external link) before the deadline of 3 April 2023.

If you have any problems completing the independent appeal form, contact Haringey School Admissions.

If you want to appeal for Harris Academy Tottenham, Woodside High, St Thomas More Catholic School, or Greig City Academy, these schools arrange their own appeals and you should contact these schools directly.

Secondary Transfer Appeals timetable 2023

Appeals received by 3 April 2023 will be heard on the dates shown below. All appeals will be heard online. These dates and times are subject to change, but changes are likely to be minimal if any.

Families should attend both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of their appeal hearings. The independent appeals administrator will contact you to let you know exactly when your Stage 2 hearing will take place.

SchoolStage 1 hearingStage 2 hearings
FortismereTBCTBC
Highgate WoodTBCTBC
Alexandra ParkTBCTBC
GladesmoreTBCTBC
Duke's Aldridge AcademyTBCTBC
Hornsey School for GirlsTBCTBC
Park ViewTBCTBC
Heartlands HighTBCTBC

Appeals received after 3 April 2023 will be considered as late and may be heard after those appeals that were submitted on time. Late appeals may be heard in Autumn 2023.

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Reception Transfer Appeals to start primary school in September

The deadline for reception transfer appeals is 19 May 2023.

  1. Read Haringey's Reception Transfer Appeals Factsheet (PDF, 87KB)
  2. Read Haringey's Admissions Appeal Statistics (PDF, 155KB)
  3. Read the appeal advice booklet (external link) and other information provided by Haringey's external independent appeals clerk (external link)
  4. Complete the Reception Transfer Appeal form (external link) before the deadline of 19 May 2023.

If you have any problems completing the independent appeal form, contact Haringey School Admissions.

Reception Transfer Appeals timetable 2023

Appeals received by 19 May 2023 will be heard on the dates shown below. These dates are subject to change, but changes are likely to be minimal if any. All appeals will be heard online. The independent appeals administrator will contact you to let you know exactly when your appeal will take place.

  • Day 1: TBC
  • Day 2: TBC

Appeals received after 19 May 2023 will be considered as late and may be heard after those appeals that were submitted on time. Late appeals may be heard in Autumn 2023.

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In-Year Appeals

If you want to appeal for a school place and your child is not moving to Year 7 or Reception for the first time in September, then you should complete an In-Year Appeal. You can make an in-year appeal at any time, there is no specific deadline.

  1. Read Haringey's In-Year Appeals Factsheet (PDF, 93KB)
  2. Read Haringey's Admissions Appeal Statistics (PDF, 155KB)
  3. Read the appeal advice booklet (external link) and other information provided by Haringey's external independent appeals clerk (external link)
  4. For children currently in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2: Complete the Infant In-Year Appeal form (external link)
  5. For children currently in Year 3 to Year 13: Complete the In-Year Appeal form (external link)
  6. The independent appeals clerk will contact you to let you know exactly when your appeal will take place.

If you have any problems completing the independent appeal form, contact Haringey School Admissions.

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Contact the Haringey Admissions Service

Contact the Independent Appeals Clerking Service

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Page last updated:

January 23, 2023

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