If your child lives in Nottingham City, it may be time for you to apply for a Secondary School place.

Please check the date of birth ranges below for more:

Date of Birth

Admission Date

Closing Date for Applications:

01/09/2011 to 31/08/2012

September 2023

31st October 2022

01/09/2012 to 31/08/2013

September 2024

31st October 2023

01/09/2013 to 31/08/2014

September 2025

31st October 2024

01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015

September 2026

31st October 2025

National Offer Day

The closing date for all first admission to secondary school applications is the 31st October each year.

The national offer day for secondary school applications is 1st March each year (or next working day if the 1st is a weekend or Bank Holiday).

If you applied online, you will receive an email on the offer day notifying you of the outcome of your application (unless you indicated on your application you do not want to receive the decision by email). A decision letter will be posted to applicants who applied using a paper application form, sent by second class post on the offer day and not before. Letters should be received by within 3 business days.

Please do not telephone the School Admissions Team for your decision as these will not be given verbally, regardless of the circumstances; you must wait for your email or letter to arrive. We will only reprint decision letters not received within 5 working days of the offer day, so if you have not received your letter do not contact us for another copy until that period of time has passed.

Following National Offer Day, our telephones are typically extremely busy, so please be patient if you are trying to contact us.

You will be able to accept your offer by:

Please do not use more than one of these options as it is unnecessary and reduces the time our staff are available to provide help to parents and carers.

Applications received after 31st October – Late Applications

If you applied after the closing date of 31st October, you will receive a decision on your application from April onwards.  We will not be able to make a decision on your application prior to this.

Application Guidance

For information on schools, the application process including how decisions are made, along with things you should consider prior to making your application, please visit the following page:

Admission Arrangements

How do I apply?

On-time applications can be made online by accessing our online Admissions Portal. 

Apply here

You can also request a form from the School Admissions Team by email at schooladmissions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or by telephone on 0115 841 5668.

Applications being made after the closing date of 31st October each year may reduce your chances of getting a place at your preferred school, particularly if it is popular.

To make a late application, please contact the School Admissions Team at schooladmissions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or on Telephone 0115 841 5668 to request an application form. You will not be able to make a late application via the online admissions portal.

If you are applying for a Faith School, please ensure you have completed and submitted the appropriate Faith Supplementary Form when you submit your application. 

Faith Supplementary Forms

Your Application

You can make changes to your applications up until the closing date. Please remember to resubmit your application if you make any changes. After the closing date for applications you will no longer use the Capita Admissions Portal to apply online, but you can still view any application you made prior to the closing date below.