School Admissions

Information provided by the School Admissions Team, Nottinghamshire County Council.

First Admissions (reception) and Infant to Junior transfers (year 3) – September 2022

Applications for first admission (reception) and transfer from infant to junior/primary (year 3) for September 2022 opens on Monday 8 November 2021 for children living in Nottinghamshire.

Children who are 5 years old between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023 or who are transferring from an infant school (year 2) to junior education (year 3) in September 2022, and require a school place for September 2022, need to apply before the closing date of 15 January 2022.

All known Nottinghamshire children eligible to apply will be sent an application pack to their home address week commencing 8 November 2021. Children who live outside of Nottinghamshire should contact their home/local authority for information about applying.

We recommend that parents apply online at, they will then be able to view the outcome of their application on National Offer Day 19 April 2022.   Parents are encouraged to read the oversubscription criteria carefully for their preferred schools and use all 4 preferences.  Applications for admission to year 3 in the normal admissions round, will be considered only for those schools that normally admit children at year 3.

Parents are encouraged to visit our website where they can find a wide range of useful information regarding the admissions process in the Admissions to schools: Guide for parents 2022-2023 and the Admissions to schools: School information 2022-2023.



From the School Admissions Team, Nottinghamshire County Council