When to apply for a school place
If your child needs a school place for September 2019, 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.
First admission (reception) and infant to junior/primary transfer (year 3)
If your child is starting school for the first time (reception) or transferring from infant school (year 2) to junior/primary education (year 3)
- Apply from: 5 November 2018
- Closing date: 15 January 2019
- Guide for parents [PDF]
- Primary and junior school places factsheet [PDF]
Primary to secondary transfer (year 7)
If your child is transferring from primary school (year 6) to secondary school (year 7).
Intake at year 10
If you are applying to transfer to a 14-19 academy, college or school in year 10.
Apply during a school year
For all other applications or details about how to change schools or apply midway through a school year:
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.