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When to apply for a school place

If your child lives in Nottinghamshire, and you require a school place for September 2017, you must apply for a school place through Nottinghamshire County Council, even if the schools you want are outside Nottinghamshire.

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)

Factsheet  -primary to secondary transfer (year7) [PDF].

  • date of birth: 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006
  • apply online from: 8 August 2016
  • closing date: 31 October 2016
  • offer date: 1 March 2017.

Intake at year 10

Factsheet - intake at year 10 [PDF].

  • date of birth: 1 September 2002 to 31 August 2003
  • apply online from: 8 August 2016
  • closing date: 31 October 2016
  • offer date: 1 March 2017.

First admission to school (reception)

Factsheet - first admission to school (reception) [PDF].

  • date of birth: 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013
  • apply online from: 7 November 2016
  • closing date: 15 January 2017
  • offer date: 18 April 2017.

Infant to junior transfer (year 3)

Factsheet - infant to junior transfer (year 3) [PDF].

  • date of birth: 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010
  • apply online from: 7 November 2016
  • closing date: 15 January 2017
  • offer date: 18 April 2017.

Apply in-year

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


Key information

The admissions to schools guide [PDF] contain important information about how school places are allocated and the extra help available to you and your child.

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.

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