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Placing request


A placing request is a formal, recordable request that a parent or young person aged 16 or over can make to a local authority for a place in a school that is neither the local catchment school nor the school recommended by the local authority. A local authority must reply to a placing request within set timescales and there is a right of appeal if a request is refused. Local guidelines on placing requests are available from the local authority.