Admission to National
Minster Trust for Education (MITRE) acts as the admission authority for all its member schools.
All MITRE schools follow the Nottinghamshire County Council Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for applications for intake at the "normal time" (starting primary school, moving to junior school, starting secondary school). For further information about the scheme and how to apply follow this link.
For those children living in the City of Nottingham visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk and visit the ‘School Admissions’ page.
All MITRE schools administer their own in-year admissions by direct application. Please use the form here to make an application and return the form to the school. The outcome of your application will be sent in writing within 15 school days.
Applications for admission to the National Church of England Academy are welcomed from students of all faiths, and none. It is not obligatory for parents/guardians or the individual students to practise a faith or to worship regularly.
As a Church of England academy, National has no defined catchment area and accepts applications from any primary school or academy. Applications for our current year 7 students have been received from all over Nottinghamshire together with from feeder primaries within Hucknall itself.
If you are considering making an application for your child to join National, there are a number of ways to find out if the academy is right for them. We host open days throughout the year for students in years 5 and 6, together with an open evening in September. Details of these events will be posted on this website and advertised through our social media channels.
Following updating of the Admissions Code, the arrangements below have also been updated.
Consideration will be given to applicants who can establish particular medical, special educational need, disability needs or social grounds relating to their child. Supporting written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professionals must be provided at the time of application. Special circumstances may take precedence over the numbered criteria set out above. It is the responsibility of parents/ carers to ensure that, at the time of application, they indicate directly to the academy that they would like their application to be considered under ‘Special Circumstances’. The Governing Body will consider the written evidence provided to decide whether the application can be allocated as special circumstances. it is at the discretion of the Head and the Chair of the Local Governing Body whether the circumstances are sufficient for a place to be offered, and whether this offer would take precedence over the criteria 6 numbered above.
Annual round applications
The relevant admissions arrangements for Year 7, September 2023 are ‘Year 7 & IYT admissions arrangements 2023-24’ and the relevant supplementary information form is ‘Supplementary Form for Faith Reference for Application 2023-2024
The relevant admissions arrangements for Year 7, September 2024 are ‘Year 7 & IYT admissions arrangements 2024-25’ and the relevant supplementary information form is ‘Supplementary Form for Faith Reference for Application 2024-2025
In Year Transfers
For the period from 1 September 2022 up to 31 August 2023, all in year transfer applications will be processed by the academy.
For the period from 1 September 2023 up to 31 August 2024, all in year transfer applications will be processed by the academy.
To apply for an in year transfer for your child, please complete the in year transfer application form and return directly to the academy, for the attention of Admissions. The form can be found here.
Anyone applying for an in year transfer should also read the relevant Admissions Arrangements.
If you also require a supplementary form to support your application under the ‘Faith’ criteria, the supplementary form can be found here. This form should also be returned directly to the Academy.
Parents/ carers will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt by the academy of the application. If the application is unsuccessful, there is a right of appeal – to appeal please contact the Admissions Officer at the National Academy, 0115 963 5667 or email@example.com for further information.
Admission to Year 7 September 2023, In Year Transfers academic year 2023-24 and Admission to Year 12 September 2023
Admission to Year 7 September 2024, In Year Transfers academic year 2024-25 and Admission to Year 12 September 2024
Download A Prospectus
To download a copy of the current National Church of England Academy prospectus, please click on the link below. If you would prefer a hard copy, please call our main reception on 0115 963 5667, and they will arrange to send one out to you.
Thank you for your interest in the academy