Statutory Information

The documents below are those required by the DfE to be published on the website.

Transition Information 2021

Whilst these are uncertain times that we face, we want to ensure a smooth transition for pupils joining us in Year 7 in September. Below are key dates that are coming up to help pupils transition to Nottingham Free School:

  • Uniform Shop: Monday 26th July 10am–2pm
    This gives the opportunity to help with the ordering of uniform, where students can be fitted for the correct sizes to then take the information home to order online. Orders need to be placed before 6th August to ensure they are delivered before the start of term. To book a place, please call us on 0115 896 4949.
  • Summer School: 23rd–27th August
    As mentioned in the previous letter, the government has given schools funding to run a Summer School to help pupils transition into their new secondary school. We have used this funding to put on a week full of activities that will engage pupils, allow them to meet their new peers and for us to introduce Nottingham Free School expectations and routines. All information will be emailed to parents in due course.
  • Transition Days: 6th & 7th July
    This will be provisionally from 9.00am to 3.15pm on the above dates. This will give students the opportunity to meet staff, other students and experience what a normal school day will be like at Nottingham Free School.
  • Meet the Tutor Evening – 6th & 7th July
    With COVID restrictions, we want to try and make it as safe as possible. For this reason, we will be running two 'Meet the Tutor' evenings on the 6th and 7th July. On each evening, there will be two tutor sets attending, which means that you will only need to attend one evening. The evening is an opportunity for families to meet their tutor and to ask any questions. You will receive more information over the next couple of weeks as to which evening you should be attending and the timings of the evenings. Provisionally, we are suggesting that the evening will start at 5.30pm, will last one hour and that only one parent will be allowed to attend with their child. These dates are subject to change due to the possible delay in the lifting of restrictions on the 21st June.
  • Home Visits
    For pupils who may be struggling with the transition to Nottingham Free School in any capacity, we offer home visits where a member of staff will come to your house and answer any questions or queries to help with the transition. These visits will take place between the following dates: Monday 5th July 2021–Friday 16th July 2021. If this is something you think would benefit your child then please email to organise a home visit.

Transition Bulletin

Admissions arrangements For Year 7 September Intake

Nottingham Free School participates in the Nottingham City Council Admissions Arrangements coordinated scheme for the September Year 7 intake and applications should be made directly to them. The closing date for the coordinated admission scheme is 31 October preceding admission to secondary school. Places are allocated on the National Offer Day: 1st March. More information can be found on the City Council Admissions web page

In-Year Applications

Admissions for all other year groups will be processed by Nottingham Free School and applications should be made directly to the school. The application form is available to download here and further details of how to apply are available by contacting the admissions team via the contact form. Please be aware that on receipt of your completed Application Form we will be contacting your child's current school for information regarding academic levels, attendance and behaviour.


How do I make an appeal for a place at this School?

If a place has been refused for your child at this school and you wish to appeal against this decision you can appeal to the Nottingham City School Appeals online or by printing and completing an appeal form by hand.

Information on how to appeal and a form can be found at;

Please note a form must be completed and appeals by letter or email will not be accepted.

If you wish to contact a member of the Nottingham City School Appeals team, please email; or telephone 0115 876 4302 or 0115 876 4637

August 2021


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