Nottinghamshire Schools Portal

Applications now open for September 2018 secondary school places

Parents with pupils due to move up to secondary school in Nottinghamshire next autumn (2018) can now apply for a place.

The application process for children transferring from primary schools to secondary schools in September 2018 opened this Monday (7 August) and will close on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

Nottinghamshire parents will need to apply through Nottinghamshire County Council, even if they wish to apply for schools in other areas such as Nottingham City or Derbyshire.

County Council service director for education, learning and skills, Marion Clay, said: “It probably seems no time at all since parents were looking for a reception place for their child and deciding which schools to apply for.

“However, if a child is about to move into Year 6 at primary school when they return to school after the summer holidays, parents and carers should receive a letter this week telling them how they can apply for a place for next September.”

The easiest way to apply is online at and this is the method the County Council advises parents to use.

Parents can also find more information about the  application process, schools, the number of places available or how places are allocated at that web address or can call 0300 500 80 80. 

Secondary school offers will be made on Thursday 1 March 2018 by email to those who apply online. Parents and carers who apply by post will be sent notification by second class post that day