Lodging an appeal

Will it cost me anything?

There are no costs to you when you appeal a decision, unless:

  • you choose to have legal representation. (If you decide to have legal representation, it is likely the local authority will also instruct a lawyer).
  • a witness you call charges a fee.

Read the SEND Tribunals’ guide ‘How to appeal a SEN decision’

Which education sections of the plan can I appeal?

You may only appeal these educational sections of an EHC plan:

Section B – Special Educational Needs

Section F – Special Educational Provision

Section I – The school or setting named, or that no school or setting is named

You may not appeal sections A (views of your child), E (the required outcomes) and J (direct payments).