New to the Area or Wishing to Change Schools
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 4 weeks of being received. However, when dealing with high volumes of applications, allocating school places can take longer especially in areas where there are very few in-year vacancies. During school holidays decisions can be delayed due to schools being closed.
Apply for a new school place
Completing this form should take around 10 minutes.Apply for a new school place here
Please do not contact for a decision on your application until 4 weeks have passed.
A paper application form is also available from the School Admissions Team.
Pupils moving into the Nottingham Area
Do not apply for a Nottingham City school place too early. We aim to process applications within 4 weeks and, if your child is offered a school place, we give schools 10 school days to admit the child. Therefore, you should apply to a school place no earlier than approximately 7 school weeks before when the school place is required.
Applications for children living outside the UK will only be considered once the date of arrival and an address in the UK has been confirmed.
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 button below.
For the schools listed below, different arrangements may apply and parents are advised to speak directly to the school/academy concerned.
- Bluecoat Aspley Academy
- Bluecoat Wollaton Academy
- Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
- Ellis Guilford
- Farnborough Academy
- Fernwood School
- Firbeck Primary Academy
- Djanogly City Academy
- Nottingham Academy
- Nottingham Girls' Academy
- Nottingham Emmanuel School
- Nottingham Free School
- Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology
- Oakwood Academy
- Park Vale Academy (formerly known as Top Valley Academy)
For any school listed above, you must contact the school or academy directly to make an application.
If you wish to apply to 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 the 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.