Applying for a Place at The Carlton Academy

How to apply for a place at The Carlton Academy - Admissions Policy

A copy of our Admissions Policy is found in the policies section of our website.

The Carlton Academy has its own admissions authority. If you are looking to secure a place at our school for children in Year 6 and due to start in Year 7 the following September then you need to apply through the traditional Local Authority application process - you can find more information and do this online from here. Nottingham City Council residents apply directly to the City Council.

If you are looking to apply for a place at our school for students currently in Year 7 or above at another school or during the school year, you are asked to contact the school directly and request an application form.

School catchment and local authority information

You can use the link here to find out information about our catchment area.

 Admissions Appeal Timeline for September 2021

If you have been unsuccessful in being offered a place at The Carlton Academy on 1 March 2021 (National Offer Day), you have the right to appeal against this decision to an independent appeals panel.

How to lodge an appeal

Please send a written request for an appeal to our Admissions Officer, Mrs S Wall, on 0115 9550010 or 

A ‘Notice of Appeal’ form will be sent to you upon receipt of your request. You will need to return your completed Notice of Appeal by 31 March. Appeals received after this deadline will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals, where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged with the school.

The appeal hearing

For applications made as part of the normal admissions round, our appeals will be held in two stages:

Stage 1 

Academy’s case

All parents who have lodged an appeal will be invited to attend Stage 1 of the appeal hearings on Thursday 27 May 2021. The meeting will take place at 9am in the library at The Carlton Academy. This will allow the school to present its case and to take questions based on its case from both parents and the independent appeals panel. 

Should social distance measures be in place at this time, the Academy Case and all hearings will be heard via video conference call, or an alternative suitable method.

Provided the independent appeals panel is satisfied that prejudice has been proven, your individual appeal will then take place as follows:

Stage 2

Parent’s case

Parents will be notified of an individual time for their individual appeal no less than 10 days before the hearing. Individual appeal hearings will take place throughout the day on 27 May and 28 May.

Parents will be notified in writing of the outcome of their appeal by Friday 4 June 2021.