I've received some useful info from the County Council if your children are going into year 7 in September:
Applications for primary to secondary (year 7) can be made until 31 October 2019. It is important that parents of children who require a secondary school place for September 2020 apply by the closing date of 31 October 2019. The best way to apply is online.
Parents need to make use of all four preferences and ensure their application is received on time.
Last year, for admissions in September 2019, almost 98% of parents who applied on time were offered a place at one of their preferred schools. We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of identifying more than one preference. Last year, of the 209 families that were not successful for any of their preferences, almost 60% had expressed only one preference.
Of the applications received so far for a secondary school place in September 2020:
• in the Ashfield area - 52% have only made a single preference.
• in the Mansfield area - 40% have only made a single preference.
It's important you make more than one! Parents can add or change their preferences up until 31 October 2019.
For more information about the application process, schools, the number of places available or how places are allocated, parents should visit the website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/admissions or call 0300 500 80 80.