Applying for a child's first school place
We hope this information is helpful. Please refer to our main Admissions Policy and the County Council's website for further detailed information.
Is your child the right age?
Before you apply for your child’s school place, please make sure that your child is the right age for the year group*. For a place in Reception September 2024, your child should turn 5 years old between 1st September 2024 and 31st August 2025. This means your child's date of birth is between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 inclusive.
The school’s catchment area is centred on the Nuthall estate. However, we have always accepted pupils from outside the area. We are proud of our tradition of welcoming pupils from outside Nuthall. See the information below for a boundary map and list of streets.
You can also find catchment areas of other schools using this page: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/school-catchment-areas
For all applications to our school, we must follow a ranking process. This follows our Admissions Criteria within our Policy. We only rank using the 5 criteria points, we do not rank on ability, faith or staff connection.
We must first rank children into each group (see main policy for more detailed information on the criteria and process):
Within each group, applications are then ranked again. This time in order of distance from school. The distance from school is calculated by the Local Authority.
Because places are ranked using a home address, proof of address is required by the school.
Parents are encouraged to read the oversubscription criteria carefully for their preferred schools and use all 4 preferences.
Please read the Local Authority Admissions Guide for Parents, linked below, which will provide information on everything from preferences, how applications are processed, late applications and admission outside of normal age group.
Applying for a school place
If your child needs a school place for September 2024, and you live in the County Council catchment, you should apply for a school place through Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions - even if the schools you want are Nottingham City Schools, outside the County boundary.
If you live within the Nottingham City boundary and you wish to apply for a County school, you would apply through Nottingham City Council Admissions. Apply through your own Local Authority.
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.
If you live within the Nottinghamshire County Council boundary please use this link.
If you live within the Nottingham City Council boundary, please use this link.
Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions
Phone : 0300 500 8080
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