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Applying for schools

If your child lives in Nottingham City and was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you need to apply for an infant/primary school place for September 2022.

Children who were born between 01 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 and are attending an infant school in year 2 will transfer to a junior school in September 2022. Children in year 2 at a primary school do not need to change school and will stay at that primary school until year 6 and this information does not apply.

If your child was not born between these dates and you wish to apply for a primary school place, you should use the online form on the New to the Area or Wishing to Change Schools' page.

How do I apply?

Apply online for a primary school place from 15 November 2021.

The closing date for applications is Saturday 15 January 2022.  If you apply after the deadline this may reduce your chances of getting a place at your preferred school, particularly if it is popular.

Please contact the School Admissions Team on 0115 841 5568 or email schooladmissions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk to request a paper application form.

Your Application

You can complete an online application using the link above in ‘How to Apply’.

Basic details on the application process, along with the things you should consider can be found in the summary leaflet below.

Going to School in Nottingham

Make sure you read our ‘Going to School in Nottingham’ booklet to gather as much information as possible about the application process.  Appendix 2 gives the admission criteria for all primary schools in Nottingham City.