When to apply for a school place

If your child needs a school place for September 2020, 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)

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 an Atypical school in year 9 or 10.

Apply during a school year

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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