Proposed admission arrangements for the 2020 to 2021 school year

Proposed admission arrangements for the 2020/21 school year

The Local Authority is consulting on a proposal to change the 2020/21 admission arrangements for community schools in Nottingham City from those approved for the 2019/20 school year.

These arrangements are for pupils who will be starting school for the first time in the 2020 autumn term, or changing from one school to another between September 2020 and July 2021.

Community schools in Nottingham are the ones run by Nottingham City Council. This means that the Council is responsible for offering or refusing places at these schools.

The consultation period on these admission arrangements runs from 5 November to 21 December 2018 inclusive.

The only changes to the arrangements from those determined for the 2019/20 school year are to amend:

  1. oversubscription criteria 2 and 4 to give clarity as to when a child is considered to have a sibling at the school concerned. The criteria is set out in appendix 2
  1. the definition of siblings to include a stepbrother or stepsister where two children are related by a parent’s civil partnership as well as by a parent’s marriage. The definition is set out in appendix 2

No further changes to the arrangements are proposed.

Click here to read the full consultation report which gives more detailed information about the proposals.

Have your say

If you live in Nottingham City and are the parent or carer of a child between the ages of 2 and 18 years, please let us know if you have any comments on these arrangements.

The easiest way to have your say is to complete the online response form.

Alternatively you can:

email:  schooladmissions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Please write ‘consultation 2020/21’ in the subject line.

or write to: School admission arrangements consultation 2020/21

School Admissions Team
Children and Families
LH Box 14, Loxley House
Station Street

 The deadline for responding is Friday, 21 December 2018.

Co-ordinated admission scheme

The co-ordinated scheme for admission to primary and secondary schools is a mechanism to ensure that every parent or carer resident in Nottingham City who has applied for a school place for their child in the normal admissions round receives, where possible, a single offer of a school place on the same day.

Click here to view our co-ordinated admission schemes

Nottingham City Primary Co-ordinated Scheme 2020.21

Nottingham City Secondary Co-ordinated Scheme 2020.21


Consultation on proposed admission arrangements for the 2020/21 school year academies

There are other schools in Nottingham responsible for making their own admission arrangements. For the academies listed below, the governing body is the admissions authority and it must consult on its admission arrangements unless it is exempt from consulting in accordance with paragraph 1.42 of the School Admissions Code which states that where the admission arrangements have not changed from the previous year there is no requirement to consult, subject to the requirement that admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.

Academies consulting on their 2020/21 admission arrangements

Victoria Primary Academy

 VPS Admission Consultation 


Consultation on proposed admission arrangements for the 2020/21 school year schools in Nottinghamshire County Council's area

Nottinghamshire County Council will be consulting on their proposed admission arrangements between 26 November 2018 and 6 January 2019. If you would like to view the admission arrangements for Nottinghamshire County Council, or any of the schools in the Nottinghamshire area then please follow the link below which will take you to their website:


Annual Reports

All local authorities must submit an annual report to the Schools Adjudicator regarding matters relating to the admission of pupils to schools in their area and other related admissions issues. Please click on the link below to view the latest report:

Nottingham City Council's 2018 annual report to the Schools' Adjudicator


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