Last updated:

12th September 2023

Appealing to tribunal

Your right to appeal

You have the right to appeal to SENDIST (Special Educational Needs and Disability First-tier Tribunal.)

How long do I have to appeal?

Appeals must be registered within 2 months of the date of the decision letter, or within 30 days of the issue of a mediation certificate, whichever is the later.

Which decisions can be appealed? 

There is a right to appeal the following decisions at tribunal: 

  • Refusal to carry out an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment
  • Refusal to issue an EHC Plan following an assessment
  • Refusal to re-assess
  • Refusal to amend an EHC plan following a review or re-assessment
  • To cease to maintain an EHC Plan

If a plan is issued you can appeal the following contents:

  • The child or young person’s special educational needs (Section B)
  • The child or young person’s special educational provision (Section F)
  • The school or other institution named in Section I
  • If no school or other institution is named in Section I