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Apply for a secondary school place 2013/14
If your child lives in Nottingham City and was born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002 you need to apply to Nottingham City Council for a secondary school place for them. The closing date for applications was Wednesday 31 October 2012.
- View your online application
- Late applications
- Your application
- Things to consider when applying
- What happens next?
- What happens if I am not offered the school I want?
- Give us your views
You can no longer use the Capita system to apply online, but you can still view any application you made prior to the closing date.
If you are applying late after the deadline this may reduce your chances of getting a place at your preferred school, particularly if it is popular.
Whilst you can no longer use the Capita system to apply online, you can still complete a late online application using Nottingham City Council's online facility. Please read the summary guide for late applicants below before completing a late application.
Internet access is available at most City libraries and children's centres. Some schools may allow you to use their computers to apply. A paper form to fill in yourself is available on request.
- Fill in your application and name up to four schools. This can include schools outside Nottingham City.
- List the schools in order of preference, with your most preferred school listed first.
- Do not name the same school more than once.
- We strongly recommend that one of the schools on your application should be where you are sure that your child will meet one of the higher criteria for admission.
- If you are applying for a place at a Nottingham City voluntary aided (church) school or Academy you will also need to fill out a supplementary form. For schools outside Nottingham City, check if you need to fill in a supplementary form.
- Most schools in Nottingham City have a normal (catchment) area criteria and children living in the area are given a higher priority when places are offered. If there is a normal (catchment) area school for your home address you can find out details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 0115 841 5568.
- The popularity of a school may affect the chances of your child getting a place. The "Going to School in Nottingham 2013/14" booklet for parents/carers includes the number of places available at each school and a breakdown of the categories of children offered places last year, which you may find helpful.
- Open evenings at schools were held during September and October, but you might want to contact the schools you are interested in to arrange a visit.
- Consider how your child will get to school as you are responsible for getting them there. Information on school transport is available in the "Going to School in Nottingham 2013/14" booklet.
If you applied online by the closing date you will receive an email about your place on 1 March 2013. All applicants who applied by the closing date will also be notified by letter posted second class on this day.
Please note: Late applications won't be considered in the first round and your child may not be offered a place at your preferred school.
If there are more applications for a school than places available, places are offered according to the school's oversubscription criteria given in the "Going to School in Nottingham 2013/14" booklet for parents/carers.
Where we can't offer a place at any of your chosen schools your child will be allocated a place at your catchment community school if places are still available. If there are no places available, a place will be offered at the next nearest Nottingham City community school (if there is one for your child's address) or at a voluntary aided school or academy where the governing body has authorised the local authority to make offers on their behalf, if this is the nearest school and if places are available.
Your child will automatically go on a waiting list for any Nottingham City community school you listed as a higher preference than the one you were offered. You may write to us to request your child is placed on the waiting list for a Nottingham City community school you ranked lower than the one you were offered. Check the admission arrangements of other schools for their waiting lists.
You can appeal against the decision. Information on how to appeal will be included in your decision letter.
If you applied for your child's school place online we hope you found the process quick and easy to use.
We are always looking for ways to make the process easier for parents/carers and would value your views/comments of your experience. Please click on the link below to complete this questionnaire which should help us to make further improvements for parents and carers in the future. The questionnaire will only take a few minutes to complete.