If you have moved address, just arrived in Nottingham, or if you want your child to change schools, you can use this page to apply online.
We aim to process applications within 20 school days (approximately 4 weeks). However, when dealing with high volumes of applications, this means in some cases allocating school places can take longer especially in areas where there are very few in-year vacancies.
Please do not contact us before the 20 school day period for a decision on your application.
Below is the summary guide to in-year admissions please read this carefully before completing your application.
Supplementary forms for Nottingham City church schools
Some schools have a supplementary form that should be completed as well as the common application form. This form can be submitted by clicking on the supplementary form link below.
A paper form is also available from the School Admissions Team.
Do not use this form if you wish to apply for any of the following schools:
- Bluecoat Academy
- Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
- Bulwell Academy
- Farnborough Academy
- Fernwood School
- Nottingham Academy
- Nottingham Girls' Academy
- Nottingham Emmanuel School
- Nottingham Free School
- Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology
- Oakwood Academy
- Top Valley Academy
For any school listed above you must contact the school/academy directly to make an application.
If you wish to apply for a school not located within Nottingham City you must contact the relevant Local Authority directly to ask for an application form.
Please note that if you wish to apply for a nursery or post-16 school place you should apply directly to the school concerned. For advice on nursery provision you can contact the Families Information Service and for advice on post-16 provision you can contact Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Futures.
Your child must continue to attend their present school until they are admitted to another school (unless they can no longer get there due to a change of area). If they do not, a referral may be made to the Education Welfare Service.
Finding a school
If you have moved to a new area you can find out more about catchment school and other local schools on our interactive map. You can also see your local schools at a glance on the maps below, by area:
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