Members of St Pauls Chambers advise and represent parents, schools, local authorities and multi-academy trusts (MATs) in relation to challenges to admissions and exclusion decisions.

Admissions Appeals

We advise schools and MATs in relation to their Admissions policies and the application of the Admissions Code, and represent parents at admissions appeal hearings.

We provide equivalent services in relation to exclusions decisions, and represent parents and schools at Governors’ reviews and Independent Review Panel hearings and in disability discrimination proceedings before the First-Tier Tribunal (SEND).

What are Admission and Exclusion Appeals for?

Appeals are for parents who feel as though their children – or a child they know – have been unfairly denied admission or excluded from the education system.

We are here to reassure you that there are processes in place to protect the right of children in situations such as these.

If the case comes down to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), then a discriminatory case may be the best course of action. St Pauls Chambers are able to help advise in these circumstances.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or by phone.

“The clerking team is responsive, extremely approachable and knowledgeable”

The Legal 500

Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Admissions & Exclusion Appeals Barristers

Hannah Lynch

Hannah Lynch

Call: 2011

Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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