Key dates

  Open date Close date Offer date
Secondary 10 August 2020 31 October 2020 1 March 2021
Primary 9 November 2020 15 January 2021 16 April 2021


Coordinated schemes

Primary

Including children starting school for the first time and infant to junior transfers.

Key dates for applications to primary schools
Stage Dates Action

1

By Friday 20 November 2020

Information distributed to known parents
[distribution from Monday 9 November 2020]

2

Friday 15 January 2021

National closing date for receipt of applications and any supplementary or supporting information including any special circumstances.

3

By Monday 1 February 2021

Exchange of application information between Nottinghamshire County Council and other local authorities for schools in their area.

4

By Wednesday 10 February 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council sends application information to own admission authority schools within Nottinghamshire.

5

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Last date for exceptional late applications and changes to preference to be received by Nottinghamshire County Council in order for a decision to be made whether the application can be considered as ontime. Proof of address to be received where relevant.

6

By Monday 15 March 2021

Own admission authority schools return all preferences in rank order of priority to Nottinghamshire County Council.

7

From Wednesday 17 March 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council informs other local authorities of provisional decisions.

8

By Thursday 1 April 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council determines provisional offers taking into account the ranking of preferences and informs other local authorities of these provisional decisions.

9

By Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council informs other local authorities of final allocations.

10

Thursday 15 April 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council informs all Nottinghamshire schools of final allocations

11

Friday 16 April 2021

Offers communicated to Nottinghamshire parents including offers on behalf of own admission authority schools and schools within other local authorities. Emails sent to Nottinghamshire parents who applied online and opted to receive an email. Letters are posted second class.

12

Monday 17 May 2021

Deadline for lodging an appeal.

13

Monday 19 July 2021

Last date on-time appeals can be heard.

 

Secondary

Including primary to secondary transfer and transfer to a school with an atypical age of admission.

Key dates for applications to secondary schools
Stage Dates Action

1


By Friday 4 September 2020

Information distributed to known parents
[distribution from Monday 10 August 2020]

2

Saturday 31 October 2020

National closing date for applications and any supplementary or supporting information including any special circumstances.

3

By Wednesday 11 November 2020

Exchange of application information between Nottinghamshire County Council and other local authorities for schools in their area.

4

Monday 30 November 2020

Last date for exceptional late applications and changes to preference to be received by Nottinghamshire County Council in order for a decision to be made whether the application can be considered as on time. Proof of address to be received where relevant.

5


By Friday 4 December 2020

Nottinghamshire County Council sends application information to own admission authority schools within Nottinghamshire.

6


By Friday 22 January 2021

Own admission authority schools return all preferences in rank order of priority to Nottinghamshire County Council.

7

From Monday 25 January 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council makes provisional decisions taking into account the ranking of preferences and informs other local authorities of these provisional decisions.

8

By Friday 19 February 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council informs other local authorities of final allocations.

9

Friday 26 February 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council informs all Nottinghamshire schools of final allocations.

10

Monday 1 March 2021

Offers communicated to Nottinghamshire parents including offers on behalf of own admission authority schools and schools within other local authorities. Emails sent to Nottinghamshire parents who applied online and opted to receive an email. Letters are posted second class.

11

Monday 29 March 2021

Deadline for lodging an appeal.

12

Tuesday 16 June 2021

Last date on-time appeals can be heard.

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