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Placing in School Appeal Form

Please use this form to submit an appeal for a place at a primary or secondary school where you have applied and been refused a place.

Please ensure you have the refusal letter to hand when you complete this form.  Please bear in mind that your appeal must be submitted within 28 days of receipt of the refusal letter.  If you do not have a refusal letter, please do not submit this form until you receive your letter. 

Once you submit this form, you will receive an automatic e-mail receipt. You will then be contacted by committee services who will ensure your appeal is progressed for consideration by the independent West Lothian (Placing in Schools) Appeal Committee.

Appeals are normally held within 3-4 weeks.  However, in May and June each year the volume of appeals increases and it can take between 6-8 weeks for your appeal to be considered by the Committee.

Please remember that you can only appeal once a year for each child who has been refused a place against the refusal of your 1st choice school.  More information about the appeals process in West Lothian can be found in the  Placing in Schools Appeal Leaflet [772KB] .  You can also read more about placing appeals in the Scottish Government's Choosing a School Guide for Parents