When to apply for a school place

If your child needs a school place for September 2021, and lives in Nottinghamshire, you should apply for a school place through Nottinghamshire County Council - even if the schools you want are outside Nottinghamshire.

If you’re not sure whether you live in the area covered by Nottinghamshire County Council, you can find your local council on GOV.UK.

Before you apply, please read the admissions guides and factsheets below - they contain important information about how school places are allocated, and the extra help available to you and your child. 

Admission

Primary to secondary transfer (Year 7) and transfer to a school with an atypical age of admission

If you are applying for your child to transfer from primary school (year 6) to secondary school (year 7) or to a school with an atypical age of admission.

First admission (reception) and infant to junior/primary transfer (year 3)

If you are applying for your child to start school for the first time (reception) or to transfer from infant school (year 2) to junior/primary education (year 3)

Once you have read all of the information, you can apply for a school place online.

Apply during a school year (in-year applications)

An in-year application is for children requiring a school place during the school year, rather than at the usual transfer time to school. For all other applications or details about how to change schools or apply midway through a school year:

Key information

The schools information documents give you details about all Nottinghamshire schools and include summaries of oversubscription criteria which can help you decide which schools to apply for.

This fact sheet provides information about admission of children outside of the normal age group [PDF], this includes summer born children. 

The additional information form can be used to submit additional information in support of your application for a school place for your child. You should only use this form to support applications for community and voluntary controlled schools in Nottinghamshire.

This factsheet shows comparative admissions statistics [PDF] for the last 3 years.

Apply for a place

Once you have read all of the information, you can apply for a school place online.

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