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Admission Arrangements


In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted:

1 Children looked after by a local authority and previously looked after children

2 Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior/primary school

3 Other children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications

4 Children who live outside the catchment area


In the event of over-subscription within any criterion, preference will normally be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies. Distances are measured from the entrance to the child’s home to the principal entrance of the main administrative building of the school using the County Council’s distance measuring software.  


Special Circumstances


Special consideration may be given to applications that are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional giving reasons why the school is the only school which could cater for the child’s particular needs. This might include medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or other social circumstances. The evidence must be presented at the time of application.

The appropriate designated officers will consider written evidence provided to decide whether the application may be processed as special circumstances. Admission under special circumstances will have priority over all but the first numbered criterion.


Admissions to year groups other than the intake year


Applications for admission to other year groups will normally be considered in relation to the published admission limit (30 pupils), which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school, although infant class size restrictions will also need to be considered.  If places are available within the year group, applications will be considered in accordance with the above admission criteria.  If places are available, the child will normally be admitted to the school.


Further guidance on the way in which applications are dealt with including:

•           Preferences for more than one school

•           Late applications

•           The way waiting lists are maintained and used


Guidance on all these processes can be found in Nottinghamshire County Council’s "Admissions to schools - guide to parents 2014-15" booklet.

Contact for Admissions


Please contact the admissions team on 0300 500 8080


Planned Admission number 2019/2020: 60


Current Number on Roll: 475 (including F1)