Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on education appeals
There may be unavoidable delays to progressing and hearing appeals this year dur to the coronavirus outbreak.
We are monitoring government guidance and considering the possible impact of the coronavirus on:
- school admissions appeals
- exclusion reviews
- school transport appeals
The Independent Appeal Panel Members are trained volunteers which means they're not employed by the council. This will have an effect on when the appeals take place.
Appeal a school transport decision
You live in Christchurch
Find out how to appeal a school transport decision through Bournemouth Borough Council if you live in Christchurch.
You live in Dorset
If you have been refused school transport, you can appeal. School transport includes:
You can appeal if:
- you have been refused free transport
- your application was incorrectly processed and as a result you have not been allocated free or paid transport
- you are appealing due to the safety of your child's walked route to school
Appeal a decision
Appeal using our online form.
If you are unable to use the online form, fill out a school transport appeal paper form.