Remote technology in school admission and exclusion appeal hearings: consultation

Consulting proposing that the ability to hold school admission and exclusion appeals using remote technology continues on a permanent basis. We are gathering views and evidence on the suitability of their use in appeal hearings.

Responding to this Consultation

We are inviting responses to this consultation by 12 March 2024.

Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government’s consultation hub, Citizen Space (Scottish Government consultations - Citizen Space). Access and respond to this consultation online at: Scottish Government Consultations – Remote Means School Admissions and Exclusion Appeal Hearings. You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 12 March 2024.

If you are unable to respond using our consultation hub, please complete the Respondent Information Form to:

School Organisation Team

Scottish Government

Area 2B North

Victoria Quay

Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

Handling your response

If you respond using the consultation hub, you will be directed to the About You page before submitting your response. Please indicate how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are content for your response to published. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, please complete and return the Respondent Information Form included in this document.

To find out how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy policy: Privacy - (

Next steps in the process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at Scottish Government consultations - Citizen Space. If you use the consultation hub to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so. An analysis report will also be made available.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the contact address above or at



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