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Types of school

Admission authorities

The County Council, as the admission authority, is responsible for setting and applying school admission arrangements for:

  • community schools

  • voluntary controlled schools

The governing body, as the admission authority, is responsible for setting and applying school admission arrangements for;

  • academy schools

  • foundation schools

  • trust schools

  • voluntary aided schools

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 Trust, the Trust Board or the governing body by delegation, as the admission authority, is responsible for setting and applying school admission arrangements for:

  • free schools
  • studio schools

In all cases, admission arrangements must be open, fair and objective and in line with the School Admissions Code.

Independent schools

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

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