Admissions

Statutory Information

The documents below are those required by the DfE to be published on the website.

Admission Arrangements

Nottingham Free School follows the Nottingham City Council Admissions Arrangements. More information can be found on the City Council  Admissions web page 

Appeals

How do I make an appeal for a place at this School?

If a place has been refused for your child at this school and you wish to appeal against this decision you can appeal online or in writing.  Information on how to appeal can be found at http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/learning/schools/admissions/appeal-a-decision/ or by calling 0300 500 80 80.

Alternatively, you can complete an appeal form: please click here.

For appeals during the 2017/18 admissions round (to start Year 7 in September 2017), you should return your completed form to Nottinghamshire County Council by 28 March 2017.

Secondary Appeals Timetable – 2017/18 Admissions Round

  • Offer Date: 1 March 2017
  • Deadline for lodging appeals: 28 March 2017
  • Deadline for hearing on-time appeals: 15 June 2017

Note:- Appeals lodged after 28 March 2017 will, where possible, by heard by 15 June 2017.  Where it is not possible to hear the appeal by 15 June 2017 it will be heard within 30 school days of the date of receipt.

Appeals relating to late applications

If your application was made after 31 October 2016 (closing date for receipt of applications for secondary school places) appeals will, where possible, be heard by 15 June 2017.  Where it is not possible to hear the appeal by 15 June 2017 it will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In Year and Transfer Appeals

For other appeals such as transfer and in-year admissions please return your form to Nottinghamshire County Council within 4 weeks of the date of your refusal letter.  These appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

How much notice of the appeal hearing date will I have?

Letters notifying parents of appeal dates and times are sent out in line with statutory guidance.  These letters will be sent out at least 10 school days in advance of the hearing (unless you have agreed to a shorter period than this).  If you lodge appeals for more than one school, you will get a separate hearing for each appeal, which could be some weeks apart.

If you wish to submit any further information other than that which you included with your appeal form, we ask that this is sent to Nottinghamshire County Council no later than 5 days prior to your hearing.  This is to enable the additional information to be circulated to all parties, giving the Panel and school the opportunity to consider the information in advance of the hearing.  Please note that if significant information is received after this deadline your hearing may have to be adjourned to a later date.

Decision letters are sent out within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible.

Please click here for further 'Guidance for Parents and Carers'.

 

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