Admissions

Statutory Information

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

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.

Appeals

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;

http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/schoolappeals

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;

school.appeals@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or telephone 0115 876 4302 or 0115 876 4637

Moving from Junior/Primary to Secondary School 2022/23

For applications received by the closing date (31.10.2021)

• Decision letters sent Monday 1st March 2022.

• Deadline for lodging appeals - 3 April 2022*.

• Appeals lodged by 3 April 2022 will endeavour to be heard by 21st June 2022*.

For late applications received after the closing date (31.10.2021)

• Appeal deadline - 20 school days from the date of the decision letter*.

• Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged*.

*Whilst an appeal received outside of the deadline from the date of refusal will normally be accepted, this will only be up to the end of a discretionary period of 3 calendar months from the date of the refusal. Any appeals lodged beyond the 3 calendar months will be automatically rejected as out of time

You can find further details of the appeals timetable on the following webpage:

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/media/3373536/timetable-for-schools-appeals-202223.pdf

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