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New to the Area or Wishing to Change Schools

Changing 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. 

You can apply for up to four schools.

Below is the summary guide to in year admissions please read this carefully before completing your application.

Apply for a new school place

Completing this form should take around 10 minutes.

To complete this form you will need.

  • Your contact details
  • Address
  • Name, address and date of birth of a child 
Apply for a new school place

Please do not contact us before a four week period for a decision on your application.

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 for a school place no earlier than approximately 7 school weeks before when the school place is required.

Applications for children living outside of 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 link below.

Supplementary Form

Do not use this form if you wish to apply for any of the following schools:

  • Bluecoat Aspley Academy
  • Bluecoat Wollaton Academy
  • Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
  • Ellis Guilford
  • Farnborough Academy
  • Fernwood School
  • 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 for 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

Contact Details

Schools Admissions
Loxley House
Station Street