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Admission to Hollywell Primary School


Admissions for children about to start school are allocated by the governors of the school according to the over subscription criteria, but the process is coordinated by Nottinghamshire County Council. All information is available at  Parents/carers are required to apply on a common application form through their ‘home’ local authority.

Admissions to school for 2019-2020

The process, when  your child first begins school, is referred to as 'Admissions'. This is dealt with directly by the the local authority. 

You will receive a letter, sent directly to your home address, in the academic year in which your child has their fourth birthday explaining the process. Applications can be made on line or on paper.

Most Infant or Primary Schools will have an Open Day for you to look around before you make your choice; the closing date for applications is usually the end of January.

Confirmation of places is sent out in the March and you can expect the school, in which you have a place allocated, to contact you soon after.  

If you live in Nottinghamshire, you need to apply to Nottinghamshire County Council for admission to any school. 
You can find further information from Nottinghamshire County Council here. 

You can apply online for a school place if your child is 


  • Starting school for the first time.


  • Transferring from an infant school to a junior school in September. 


  • Transferring from a junior school to a secondary school in September.

You will need an email account if you wish to make an online application; it is a safe and secure way to apply and you can make changes to your application right up to the closing date. You will receive an email to acknowledge that your application is being processed. 

Come And Visit!

The best way to decide whether a school is right for your child and you is to visit. The Head Teacher will only be too be happy to show you around the school. 


School Prospectus

For detailed information about Hollywell Primary School please click on the school prospectus below. 

Schools Admissions 2019 -2020 


For further information for applying for a school place during the current school year 2019-2020.  Click this link to the Nottinghamshire County Council's website 


Hollywell Primary School Determined Admission Arrangements 2020 - 2021


The local governing body of Hollywell Primary School  is its own admissions authority for the school and it determines its admission arrangements annually.

Determined admission arrangements for all Nottinghamshire schools  can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website. 

Appeal a school admission decision


If your child is not allocated a place at the school you prefer you have the right to appeal.

The letter you receive telling you that the admission has been refused will contain some information on how to appeal.


How to appeal

As an academy Hollywell Primary School participate in the Nottinghamshire County Council's non-statutory in-year coordinated scheme. Appeals are administered by the Local Authority. 


We advise you to read the following guidance notes carefully before making the decision to proceed with an appeal.


Useful links

Nottinghamshire County Council appeals guidance