When to apply for a school place

If your child lives in Nottinghamshire, and you require a school place for September 2018, you must apply for a school place through Nottinghamshire County Council, even if the schools you want are outside Nottinghamshire.

Before applying, please read the Admissions to schools: Guide for parents and factsheets. These contain important information about how school places are allocated and the extra help available to you and your child. 

If you are unsure whether you live in the area covered by Nottinghamshire County Council, you can find your local council on GOV.UK.

Admission round


Primary to secondary transfer (year 7)

Intake at year 10

First admission (reception) and infant to junior/primary transfer (year 3)

Admission to schools: Guide for parent

Applying for a secondary school place

Applying for a secondary school place

First admission and transfer to junior/primary

Apply from

7 August 2017

7 August 2017

6 November 2017

Closing date

31 October 2017

31 October 2017

15 January 2018


Transfer to secondary school [PDF]

Intake at year 10 [PDF]

First admission and transfer from infant to junior/primary (year 3) [PDF]

Apply in-year

For all other applications or details about how to apply in-year:

Key information

The schools information documents give you details about all Nottinghamshire schools and includes a summary of oversubscription criteria which can help you decide which schools to apply for.

This fact sheet provides information about admission of children outside of the normal age group [PDF], this includes summer born children. 

The additional information form can be used to submit additional information in support of your application for a school place for your child. You should only use this form to support applications for community and voluntary controlled schools in Nottinghamshire.

This factsheet shows comparative admissions statistics [PDF] for the last 3 years.

Apply for a place

Once you have read all of the necessary information, you can apply for a school place online.

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