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Welcome to the Citizens Portal

You must first register or log in (if you have already registered) in order to add and view applications for supported child related services.


For enquiries regarding applications for schools, please contact School Admissions team
Tel: 0115 841 5568
Email: schooladmissions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Further information about Admissions can be found by scrolling down on this page.


For enquiries regarding Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds, please contact the Families Information Service team
Email: fis@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Further information about Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds can be found by scrolling down on this page.

Note: please choose the appropriate service to contact as these are separate services and we will not be able to help you if you contact the wrong team.


Infant 2023/Junior 2023

The portal is now open for Infant and Junior Applications. The deadline to submit an on-time application is 15 January 2023. For further information please view our webpage http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/startingprimary

Secondary 2023

The deadline to submit your application was 31 October 2022. You can no longer use this portal to make an application. For further information you can view our webpage http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/startingsecondary

Infant 2023/ Junior 2023** The portal will open in November 2022 for Infant and Junior Applciations. For further information please view our webpage http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/startingprimary

If you are a resident of Nottinghamshire County Council you are on the wrong website to submit a secondary 2023 Application. For more information please go to: Nottinghamshire County Council Resident Information


Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds

The Early Learning Programme (ELP) for 2-Year-Olds is a Government initiative that provides free childcare places for eligible children. Parents and Carers can submit an application here and quickly check whether your child is eligible for a free place. It takes only a few minutes and you will get an answer straight away. If eligible, you will be able to download a confirmation letter and a code, which you can take to participating Childcare providers to claim a free place for your child.

Please note: The child must live in the Nottingham City Council Area.

If you are a Nottinghamshire County Council resident please click here

Further information can be found at Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds

Should you need any assistance regarding Free Childcare for 2 year olds, please contact the Families Information Service team on

Email: fis@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


In-Year Schools Admissions- September 2022 onwards

In year Applications- September 2022 Onwards

The portal is now allowing In-year transfer applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please carefully read the guidance notes in the booklet 'Going to School in Nottingham' before completing this application. The booklet can be viewed by clicking the link or you can view a reference copy in Nottingham city schools or at Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG.

Check to see if you need to complete supplementary form(s) if making a preference for church school(s). For In year applications the Supplementary forms can be accessed by clicking the following link and scrolling to the bottom of the page. In-year Supplementary forms.

Please provide information if your child has medical needs or disability that can only be met at certain schools. We will require written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional to support your application. Please provide documents to support your application if your child is "Looked After" (in the care of the Local Authority) or "previously Looked After" and provide details of which Local Authority.

For in-year applications please carefully read the summary guide to in-year admission arrangements which can be viewed by clicking the links highlighted or you can request a copy from the School Admissions Team on Tel: 0115 841 5568.

Please provide information if your child has medical needs or disability that can only be met at certain schools. Please provide information if your child has been out of education for more than one month or if your child is at risk of exclusion.

DO NOT APPLY for in year transfers to schools in another authority or for the following schools on this application: Bluecoat Aspley Academy, Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Bluecoat Trent, Bulwell Academy, Djanogly City Academy, Ellis Guilford Academy, Farnborough Academy, Firbeck Academy, Emmanuel School, Nottingham Academy, Oakwood Academy, Fernwood School (Secondary), Nottingham Free School, Trinity Catholic School and Nottingham University of Science and Technology.

You will need to contact these schools directly for an in year transfer form.

For in-year applications we aim to process them within 15 school days. Please DO NOT contact us before the 15 school day period for a decision on your application.If you are applying for a school place for the new academic year, the 15 days will start when the schools resume after the holidays.

You can also use the Help we have provided if you get stuck or contact us using the details in the Contact Us Link at the bottom of this page.

For further information please contact the admissions team: schooladmissions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk