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Changing school

Admission outside of the normal admission round, in-year admissions

An in-year application is for children requiring a school place during the academic year, rather than at the usual transfer time to school (for example starting primary school, moving to junior school or moving to secondary education in September). 

  • Applications can be made up to 6 weeks before the required start date
  • Applications must be made by a person with parental responsibility
  • We recommend that you state up to 4 preferences, starting with the school you most prefer
  • The application process can take up to 20 school days and your child should continue to attend their current school until an admission date has been agreed. 

You should only apply to Nottinghamshire for the schools listed here. The best way to apply is by telephoning 0300 500 8080.  Alternatively, you can download an application form.

Please note that moving into the catchment area of a school will not guarantee your child a place at that school.

If you have recently moved house you may be requested to provide proof of residence so that the admission authority can verify the address of your child.

If you move house within Nottinghamshire and you want your child to stay at their current school, they may do so although you may not be eligible for help with any transport costs. It is important, therefore, that you consider transport to school and check your entitlement.

If your request for a school place is refused, you will have the right to an independent appeal.  Full details will be provided with the outcome of your application including information about how to appeal.

For all other Nottinghamshire schools you should contact the school directly for details on how to apply as they process their own admissions.  You can find contact details and oversubscription criteria for schools on our website.

To apply for schools in other local authority areas you should contact the local authority directly for advice on how to apply.  You can find out which local authority you need to contact using the DirectGov search.

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