Today is the day that many parents will find out if their child has been allocated a place at their first choice of secondary school.

In recent years the pressure on school admissions has been increasing, with last year around 1 in 6 children not being granted their first choice.  This issue is more pronounced in certain areas and for certain outstanding schools.

If a child is not granted a place at their first choice (or any appropriate) school, it is possible to appeal the decision.  I have dealt with school appeals for parents several years  and am surprised to see admission mistakes still being made.  It is possible to challenge the admissions decision and often worth doing when the alternative is not appropriate for the next stage of your child's education.