Secondary School Places: Advice for Parents

Today, many schoolchildren in Brent will find out which Secondary School they have been offered a place at. Unfortunately, there is currently a severe shortage of school places in the Borough and many families may find that their child has not been offered a place at the school that they had hoped for.

If your child has not been offered a place at your preferred schoool please take note of Brent Council's Secondary School Admission Guide (here) which contains useful information about the application and appeals process and key dates that you should be aware of.

Please note that, if the school in question is an Academy, Foundation School or a Voluntary Aided School, you may need to write to the school's Chair of Governors in order to appeal their decision not to offer a place to your child.

If the school in question is located outside of the London Borough of Brent then you may need to contact the Local Authority where the school is based in order to make an appeal.

Appeals to Brent Council will be heard by an independent appeal panel and you can find out more about the process at www.brent.gov.uk/schoolappeals (here).

The council has a responsibility to offer every applicant a school place. If you are not offered a place at any of your preferred schools, the council will offer you a place at the Brent school closest to your home address that has a vacancy at the time. Brent Council’s School Admissions team can be contacted on 020 8937 3110, for further information and help.

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