Primary School Admissions 2018 - We Can Help!

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LocalEditorNottingham Fri 20-Oct-17 12:17:50

Applications for a reception place for September 2018 open on 6th November (County) and 17th November (City) and close on Monday 15th January.

If you need a bit of help deciding on which school, or in what order to place your preferences, we may be able to help.

You can apply online, in about 20 minutes, for Nottingham City Schools or Nottinghamshire County Schools

WHICH SCHOOL?
School visits for prospective parents are underway throughout the autumn term. Contact those schools you’re interested in visiting, to find out when.

To find school catchment areas use Nottingham City Council’s interactive map of schools or Nottinghamshire County Council’s ‘Find My Nearest’ to identify your catchment and other nearby schools.

Remember though, that living within the school’s catchment area does not guarantee you a place, if the school is oversubscribed. This is why it is important to use all your options on the application form, in order of preference. In the event that you don’t get a place at your preferred school, you won’t be leaving things to chance. Though, you are not guaranteed a place at any of your preferred schools, just an offer of a school place.

You might want to look up your local or catchment secondary school(s), their admissions criteria and find out if they have feeder primary schools. Some secondary schools take children in catchment and from a feeder primary, before other children in catchment. This might influence your primary preferences, especially if your catchment secondary is oversubscribed.

TALK TO OTHER PARENTS
If you’d like to ask other local Mumsnetters about a particular school, or making a choice between schools, please do start a thread here in Local Talk.

IMPORTANT DATES
The closing date for reception applications is Monday 15th January 2018.

16th April is national offers day; online applicants will receive emails, letters will be posted to paper applicants. (Our tip: If you applied online and can’t wait until morning, log in to your online account just after midnight to see your result. E-mails may not arrive until some hours later).

3rd May (City) is the final date for parents to accept or decline places.

14th May (County), 17th May (City) is the deadline for lodging appeals.

Best of luck!

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