Appeals: Refused a school place

Page updated on: 02/08/2021

If you are refused a place for your child at any of your chosen schools you will be notified by e-mail. We will only refuse a place at a school if the year you are applying for is full. If your child is refused a school place to any of your chosen schools, there is a right to appeal against this decision.

The only exception to this is if you're applying for a part-time nursery place for your 3 year old, in this instance there is no right to appeal.

How to appeal

  • You must appeal within the time date on your notification letter.
  • You need to write to Democratic Services stating why you think your child should have a place at the school.
  • Appeals are arranged by Democratic Services. Your appeal will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel of 3 or 5 members comprising lay members (persons who have no experience in the management/delivery of education at a school) and persons with experience in education. They are not employees of the Council and you will be invited to attend the meeting. The meeting will usually be in either Carmarthen or Llanelli.
  • Their decision is final. You can only appeal once per school year for each school.

You can expect to hear the Panel’s decision on your appeal within 7 - 10 working days of the hearing.

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