School Admission Appeals

Most pupils in Neath Port Talbot are allocated a place at their first choice school.  If we can’t allocate a place at the preferred school, an alternative school place will be offered.  You must then decide whether to accept the place or to appeal again the decision.

If parents are dissatisfied with the result of an application for a particular Community school, an appeal may be submitted to an Appeal Panel, which is independent of the Admission Section and Council.

How to Appeal

An appeal must be made in writing.

If you appeal, we will ask a panel to consider your case.  The panel must consist of three to five members.

  • People who are eligible to be lay members (this excludes anyone who has managed the affected school or who has taught in any school).
  • People who have experience in education; who are familiar with educational conditions in the area; or who are parents of registered children at a school (other than the school at which the appeal is made).

Independent appeal panels must consider each case individually.

The decision of the appeal panel is binding on the council and school governors.

For all other queries please contact the School Admission Team on 01639 763580 / 01639 763730 or admissions@npt.gov.uk