What is an appeal?
If you applied for a place and were not offered one, you have the right to appeal against this decision. Please note however that appeals can only be upheld in very specific circumstances.
Why was my child not offered a place?
If we could not offer your child a place, this means that the children who were offered a place had greater priority, as set out in the oversubscription criteria in our admissions policy found here: https://www.portfieldsprimaryschool.org/policies/
For example, they may have a sibling at the school, or live closer.
If you have made an in-year application and this has been refused, it will be because the year group to which you have applied is full, therefore no spaces are available.
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It is the local authority’s responsibility to ensure that every child has a school place and we strongly advise you to contact your local authority to enquire about vacancies at other schools.
If you would like any further advice on how the school’s waiting list operates, or admissions generally, please visit MK Council Admissions, found here: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schools-and-lifelong-learning/school-admissions