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When to apply for a school place

If your child lives in Nottinghamshire, 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 home local authority by searching on gov.uk.

Admission round

Admission round and factsheetDate of birth Apply online from Closing date Offer date 

Primary to secondary transfer (year 7)

1 Sep 2004 to
31 Aug 2005 
10 Aug
31 Oct 2015  1 Mar 2016 

Admission to studio school, university technology colleges (year 10)

1 Sep 2001 to
31 Aug 2002 
10 Aug
31 Oct 2015  1 Mar 2016 

First admission to school (reception)

1 Sep 2011 to
31 Aug 2012 
2 Nov
15 Jan 2016  18 Apr 2016 

Infant to junior transfer (year 3)

1 Sept 2008 to
31 Aug 2009 
2 Nov
15 Jan 2016  18 Apr 2016 

Apply in-year

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

Key information

The admissions to schools guides 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 admissions for children outside the normal age group, this includes summer born children. 

This 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 admission statistics over the last 3 years.

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