The SEND Tribunal will start processing your appeal by registering it.  If the appeal is not registered because key information and/or documents are missing, it will be sent back to you with a list of what is required and a reminder that an extension of the deadline for making the appeal may be required.

You will receive a registration letter, as will your local authority (LA). The registration letter contains very important information called “Case Directions” and should be read very carefully.

While sending the registration letter, the SEND Tribunal will also send a copy of your appeal to your LA.

Within 30 working days of the appeal being sent to it, the LA must respond to the grounds of appeal.

Your LA must send its response to you and the SEND Tribunal at the same time.