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School Admissions

Catchment Area

Appeals for Admission into Year 7 in September 2017

On the national offer day (1st March 2017), should you be unsuccessful in being offered a place at Rushcliffe School, you have the right to appeal against this decision to an independent appeals panel.

Parents wishing to lodge an appeal, please obtain an appeal form from the school. Please contact the school on (0115) 974 4050 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and return this to the address shown on the form by Friday 7th April, which is the deadline for on-time appeals.

For applications made as part of the normal admissions round, our appeals will be held on Tuesday 6th June, Thursday 8th June and Friday 9th June 2017. All parents will be invited to attend stage 1 of the appeals process on the morning of Tuesday 6th June 2017, where the Headteacher will present the case for the admission authority for refusing admission. Parents will also be offered an individual appointment with the panel to put their appeal forward.

Any appeals that are received after the deadline of Friday 7th April 2017 will be heard on the above dates wherever possible and in any case within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

The deadline for sending additional information to the admission appeal clerk is Friday 26th May 2017. Any information provided after this date may not be accepted by the independent panel.

You will be notified of the time and date of your appeal at least 10 days before the hearing.

Decisions will be communicated to you in writing wherever possible within five school days following the last day of appeals scheduled to be heard on the 9th June 2017.


Applying for a place in Year 7 for September 2017

You will need to apply through the Local Authority (Admissions Office) on 0300 5008080

In-year transfers

If you are applying for a place in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 then please contact the school directly on (0115) 9744050 or email via our Contact Us page

The Rushcliffe Family of Schools

The Rushcliffe Family of Schools consists of one secondary, five primary and one infant school. We work in close partnership to ensure the best possible continuity for the children in our local community.

The Family of Schools are:

Rushcliffe School – the one secondary school in the family. It is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive academy offering 232 places in each year. Children who permanently reside in the catchment are prioritised for these places.

The primary schools include:

Abbey Road Primary School, West Bridgford
Edwalton Primary School, Edwalton
Lady Bay Junior School, West Bridgford
St Peter's Junior School, Ruddington
Pierrepont Gamston School, Gamston

Infant School:

James Peacock Infant School, Ruddington

If you are interested in applying for a place at a primary or infant school, please contact the Local Authority (Admissions Office) on 0300 5008080.

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 at: