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Apply for a school place

Apply for a school place for September 2015, as part of the normal admissions round

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.  The online application process has now closed.  If you have not yet made an application for a school place for September 2015, you need to contact us on 01623 433499.  This is for the following applications only:

  • reception (starting school for the first time)
  • infant to junior transfer (year 3)
  • primary to secondary transfer (year 7)
  • admission to a 14-19 school (year10)

For all other applications please see details about how to apply in-year.

If you are unsure whether you live in the area covered by Nottinghamshire County Council, you can find your home local authority using the DirectGov search facility.

Primary offers - September 2015

Late applications are processed from 1 May 2015

School Applications

Outcome and acceptance

If you are emailing to accept the offer of a school place, our records will be updated accordingly and you need take no further action.  The offered school will contact you to confirm start dates and/or visits.



If you wish to appeal a decision information, please see appeal information 4   or telephone 0300 500 8080 for an appeals pack.

Waiting lists

For enquiries regarding waiting lists for community and voluntary controlled schools only, contact the school admissions team on 01623 433499.


For all other schools please contact the school directly.

Late applications

Late applications and changes to preference order are processed on a weekly basis.   Outcomes of late applications are sent to parents by 2nd class post.


The school admissions team is unable to give outcomes over the telephone.

Change of address


If you are emailing details of a new address, we will update our records accordingly.  If we need additional information in respect of your house move we will contact you in due course.   


Secondary national offer day - 2 March 2015 

You can find your catchment area school.  

Key information which you should refer to before making your 4 preferences:

Admission to school at all other times

Applications for school places at all other times (known as in-year applications) are dealt with differently.   If you have not already applied for a school place for September 2014 you should contact us on 0300 500 8080.

Contact us 

For further information, please contact the Council:

  • Tel: 0300 500 80 80
  • Minicom: 01623 434993 
  • Or use our online form 
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