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Nottingham Academy


Admissions to the Nottingham Academy

Pupils are admitted at the start of, and during, our three main stages:

  • Primary reception (age 5)
  • Secondary year 7 (age 11)
  • Secondary post-16 (age 16)

Pupils on roll in the primary part of the Academy have an automatic place in the secondary part of the Academy.

Admission Numbers:

  • 150 full time places - reception
  • 417 full time places - year 7 (including 90 pupils automatically transferring from the Academy's primary provision)
  • 480 full time places - post 16 (including all year 11 pupils at the Academy who choose to stay on for their post-16 education)

To apply for a place at the Nottingham Academy

For admission to our nursery provision parents should contact the Primary Reception on our Greenwood Road site on 0115 748 3385 to apply for a place.

For admission to primary reception and to secondary year 7, in the year preceding admission, parents should apply using Nottingham City Council's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

For admission in September 2020, these forms should be returned by 15 January 2020 for primary reception and by midday on 31 October 2019 for secondary Year 7. To apply online, visit:

For all other admissions, 5-16, please contact the Academy on 0115 748 3390 or fill in the Admissions Application Form under the Admissions tab and return it to the Academy.

For all Post-16 admissions, please contact the Sixth Form at the Nottingham Academy on 0115 748 3800 or complete the Post-16 application form on our main Sixth Form page.


There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful applicants relating to admissions at age 5 (statutory school age) or above.  Appeals should be made within twenty (20) school days of the date of refusal.

If refused admission, you should contact the Academy, in writing, at the address below to lodge an appeal:

Nottingham Academy
Ransom Drive

Please mark your envelope 'Admissions Appeals'.

For more details, please click on the Academy policy below.