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Cyclical Appeal Form

Please complete this appeal form if your child:

  • Is due to start in Year 7 at a Secondary school in September

  • Is due to start in Reception at a Primary/First/Infant School in September

  • Is due to start in Year 3 at a Junior school in September

  • Is due to start in Year 5 at a Middle school in September

 Before completing the appeal form please read these notes thoroughly. If you remain unclear concerning the information requested, how to complete the form, or the deadline by which your form must be submitted, then please contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224 for further help.

You must submit your appeal form by the published appeal application deadline of 1.00pm, 20 school days from and including the date on your outcome letter.

You should provide as much information as you consider appropriate to substantiate your reasons for wanting a place at a particular school.  If you wish to submit supporting documents, please ensure that they are submitted as soon as possible to This includes any supporting information (e.g. a doctors note, medical evidence, or evidence of a house move).

It may be necessary to delay the hearing if supporting information is provided  less than three working days before the hearing, which the panel considers may need further investigation or which the admission authority may need time to respond to.

Once you have submitted the appeal form you will need to check your e-mail account regularly and must respond to the verification e-mail that will be sent to the e-mail address listed on the appeal form within 3 days. If a reply is not received then all paperwork will be sent by post.

Please note the appeal documentation will be referred to at the hearing so you may want to print a copy to bring with you to the hearing.