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The best way to apply for a school place is online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/admissions 

Important dates to remember if your child is starting school for the first time (reception) – September 2021 (children who are 5 years old between 01 September 2021 and 31 August 2022)

 

From Monday 9 November 2020 • Apply for a school place
• Information available to parents
Friday 15 January 2021 • National closing date for receipt of applications and any supplementary or supporting information including any special circumstances
Wednesday 10 February 2021 • Last date for exceptional late applications and changes to preference to be received in order to be considered by the admission authority as on time. Proof of residence to be received where relevant.
NATIONAL OFFER DAY
Friday 16 April 2021
• Emails sent to online applicants with the outcome of their application
• Letters sent to parents by second class post showing the outcome of their application
 • Unsuccessful on-time applications added to waiting lists for schools with an intake at reception and year 3
• Appeals can be lodged
Monday 17 May 2021

• Deadline for lodging an appeal

June/July 2021 • Independent appeals heard

 

Friday 1 September 2021 • Applications received from this date will be processed in line with in-year arrangements.

 


Standard reception year admission over subscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools - September 2021

In the event of over subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to decide which applications will be granted once places have first been allocated to pupils who have either an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs which names the school:

 

1. Children looked after by a local authority and previously looked after children;

2. Children who have been adopted from state care outside of England;

3. Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior/primary school and children who do not live in the catchment area at the closing date for application and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior/primary school who was displaced as their Nottinghamshire community catchment area school was oversubscribed at the national offer day for first admission to school;

4. Other children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications;

5. Children who live outside the catchment area and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior/primary school;

5. Children who live outside the catchment area.

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