There are five types of state school within the county.
The Local Authority (LA) is responsible for admissions to:
Community Schools - Admissions priorities are based on county-wide criteria
Voluntary Controlled Schools - These schools may be linked to a
particular church. Admission criteria may be agreed as a county policy
for these schools. Some arrangements may vary, however, and it is
advisable to consult the school's prospectus
The governors of individual schools decide all matters relating to admissions to:
Voluntary Aided Schools - The school's trust deed and instrument
of government will normally include the church religion/belief under
which the school was originally founded. Admission criteria can vary
according to the denomination of the school. It is therefore important
to check the admission arrangements with these schools as their closing
dates for applications may vary from those controlled by the LA
Foundation Schools - The school's prospectus will give full details
of the admission criteria and admission arrangements operating in the
Academy - These schools are independent, mixed ability schools,
established with sponsors. The funding agreement between an Academy
company and the Secretary of State requires the Academy's admission
policy and arrangements to be consistent with admissions law and the
School Admissions Code
You can use the school search to get information about any of the state schools in the county, including the school's website if it has one.
The County Council is not responsible for schools within the City of Nottingham. These are the responsibility of Nottingham City Council.
The LA has no responsibility for independent schools in Nottinghamshire. For more information about independent schools, please see the Independent School Council: http://www.isc.co.uk