Key dates

  Open date Close date Offer date
Secondary 9 August 2021 31 October 2021 1 March 2022
Primary 8 November 2021 15 January 2022 19 April 2022

 

Primary

Including children starting school for the first time (reception) and infant (year 2) to junior transfers (year 3).

Key dates for applications to primary schools
Stage Dates Action

1

From Monday 8 November 2021

Information about applying for a school place available to parents.

[distribution from Monday 8 November 2021]

2

Saturday 15 January 2022

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

3

Monday 31 January 2022

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

4

Tuesday 8 February 2022

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 Wednesday 9 February 2022

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

6

By Monday 14 March 2022 (12 noon)

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

7

Between Wednesday 16 March 2022 and Friday 1 April 2022

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

8

By Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nottinghamshire County Council informs other local authorities of final allocations.

9

Thursday 14 April 2022

Nottinghamshire County Council informs all Nottinghamshire schools of final allocations.

10

Tuesday 19 April 2022

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

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Deadline for lodging an appeal (at least 28 calendar days after offer day).

12

Monday 6 June 2022

Earliest date first appeals can be heard (first working day following 18 calendar days after deadline for lodging appeals).

13

As soon as practicably possible

Last date on-time appeals can be heard.

 

Secondary

Including primary (year 6) to secondary transfer (year 7) and transfer to a school with an atypical age of admission (year 9 or year 10).

Key dates for applications to secondary schools

Stage

Dates

Action

1

From Monday 9 August 2021

Information about applying for a school place available to parents
[distribution from Monday 9 August 2021]

2

Sunday 31 October 2021

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

3

By Wednesday 10 November 2021

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

4

Monday 29 November 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 on time. Proof of address to be received where relevant. 

5

By Wednesday 1 December 2021

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

6

By Friday 21 January 2022 (12 noon)

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

7

Between Tuesday 25 January 2022 and Wednesday 16 February 2022

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 18 February 2022

Nottinghamshire County Council informs other local authorities of final allocations.

9

Monday 28 February 2022

Nottinghamshire County Council informs all Nottinghamshire schools of final allocations.

10

Tuesday 1 March 2022

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

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Deadline for lodging an appeal (at least 28 calendar days after offer day).

12

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Earliest date first appeals can be heard (first working day following 18 calendar days after deadline for lodging appeals).

 13

As soon as practicably possible

Last date on-time appeals can be heard.

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