Unsuccessful applicants have a right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Information on how to appeal will be given in the letter from Leeds City Council when offers are made.
In the event of parents being refused a place for their child, then they are entitled by law (the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. This Code comes into force on 1 February 2012 and applies to all appeals lodged on or after that date. It applies to admission appeals for all maintained schools in England. It should be read alongside the School Admissions (Appeal Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012, the School Admissions Code and other guidance and law that affect admissions and admission appeals in England.
Notification that the parents intend to appeal and the grounds relied upon must be sent by them in writing to the Chair of Governors, care of the school, within twenty days of receipt by the parents of a letter informing them that a place is not available.