School Admissions Appeals Advice and Support in Cumbria
Jane Sutton Education Consultant supplies advice and support for school admissions appeals throughout Cumbria, including the Local Education Authority of Cumbria County Council. Jane provides professional expertise, which is drawn from 15 years of working for a local authority (five of those presenting cases on behalf of local authority schools at over 500 appeal hearings). In more recent years Jane has used her knowledge and expertise to help parents to win their appeals.
As a parent you have the right to apply for any school you wish for your child either in or outside your county. However, this does not mean that your child will gain a place at your preferred school. Every parent has the right to apply for any school they wish for their child, but this does not mean that your child will gain a place at your preferred school. Many popular schools are over subscribed, which means there are more parents requesting places than there are places available and therefore places have to be refused. In this case every parent who has been refused a place must be offered the right of appeal.
The school appeals process can be exceedingly difficult to navigate for the lay person, due to legal obstacles and official procedures and whilst support is available it is not always easy to understand. Usually parents who attend a school admissions appeal find it extremely daunting, often likening it to a 'mini court' where they get feelings of being 'on trial'.
Nationally, approximately 25% of parents who appeal win their case, Jane's success rate for winning school admissions appeals for parent's first choice school in the past four academic years has averaged out at 83%.
Parents are normally allowed only one school admission appeal per academic year, so, it is vital that you give it your very best shot for your child's future.
Getting professional advice and support with your school appeal will secure you a greater chance of success in winning your appeal and obtaining a place for your child at your preferred school.