A warm welcome to our Reception Admissions' page for 2022!
In this space, we hope to be able to bring you as much information as we can for you to feel confident in making Horsendale your first choice for your child starting school in September 2022.
We shall include admissions information, class and school information, links, videos and pictures.
Applying for a school place
If your child needs a school place for September 2022, 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.
If you are applying for your child to start school for the first time (reception):
Once you have read all of the information, you can apply for a school place online:
If you come under Nottinghamshire County Council (Horsendale admissions authority) 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
Horsendale Admissions Policy
Horsendale admissions ranking criteria
(please see full admissions policy for further information)
In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted once places have first been allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school:
1. Children looked after by a local authority (LAC) and previously looked after children (PLAC), including children outside of England (IAPLAC).
2. Children who live in the catchment area* and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school.
3. Other children who live in the catchment area* at the closing date for applications.
4. Children who live outside the catchment area* and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school.
5. Children who live outside the catchment area*.
*NB: Catchment areas can be viewed and checked using the following county council website:
In the event of over subscription within all but the first criterion, preference will be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies (by straight line). Distances are measured from the entrance to the child’s home to the principal entrance to the main administrative building of the school using the Nottinghamshire County Council’s computerised distance measuring software.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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