Rushcliffe School complies with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeals Code.

The school’s admissions policies can be downloaded below. If you would like to learn more about the school catchment area and which school serves your home address, visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website here.


Applications for New Year 7 Places

Parents/carers of children in year 6 will receive a letter from the Local Authority inviting them to apply for a place at their preferred secondary school in early September. Applications for new year 7 places must be made to Nottinghamshire County Council. Information on the Nottinghamshire County Council’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme is available here.


In-Year Transfers

We are heavily oversubscribed in all year groups but you are still welcome to apply for a place at the school. For in-year transfers, please contact the school admissions team via telephone (0115 9744050) or email.



 If you have been declined a place at Rushcliffe School and wish to appeal this decision, please contact the school admissions team via telephone (0115 9744050) or email to request an appeals form.

Appeals are managed by an independent appeals clerk and heard by an independent panel.

 The appeals timeline for all unsuccessful on time applications for year 7 places in September 2021 is as follows:

National Offer Day Monday 1st March 2021
Deadline for return of forms if appealing Monday 29th March 2021
Appeals planned to start May/June 2021
Appeals planned to finish May/June 2021


Temporary Covid-19 Arrangements

Please note that, in line with temporary changes to the appeals regulations, appeals hearings will be held via telephone conference call. Further information will be provided as needed to appellants by the appeals clerk.


Waiting List

We do keep a waiting list and unsuccessful applicants will automatically be placed on this waiting list. The list is ordered according to the over subscription criteria set out in our admissions policy – not by date of application.


Admissions Policies and Catchment Area