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‘Securing Excellence in Schools and Academies’


Admissions in SNMAT 

Although admissions processes are currently devolved down to the local governing body at each partner academy, the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust is its Own Admissions Authority.  As the OAA, the Trust determines the admission arrangements for all partner academies within the MAT.


It is a requirement of the school admissions code that the OAA publish their arrangements on their website.


Right of Appeal

Under the terms of the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012, if you apply for and are refused a place at an SNMAT partner academy you have the right to appeal.

Admission Appeals at all SNMAT academies are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council, who provide an independent appeals process.  If you decide that you wish to proceed with an appeal, you should within 20 school days of the date of the refusal letter complete the online form on Nottinghamshire County Council's website:


For parents/carers who are unable to use the online form, a printed form can requested from our customer contact centre – 0300 500 80 80.


Appeals at SNMAT academies will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2014, The School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021- 2022


All admission authorities must determine admission arrangements by 28 February every year, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required.


The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Multi Academy Trust (SNMAT) determined its admission arrangements for all partner academies in the Trust on 11 February 2020.


St John’s C of E Academy

In response to concerns received during the consultation process, that removing St John’s catchment area would disadvantage children living in it and wishing to apply to the academy; the Trust has decided that St John’s will retain its catchment area and not change any of its oversubscription criteria for the 2021-22 admissions year.


Determined arrangements, SIFs and catchment maps (if applicable) can be found on the website of each partner academy.


Summary of changes agreed to the Trust’s 2021-22 admission arrangements


All partner academies in the Trust now have standardised admission arrangements and SIFs.  This means that the text and definitions used the arrangements and SIFs are intended, wherever possible, to be the same.  Only vision statements, oversubscription criteria and definitions of church commitment (if applicable) will be different.


Changes by academy



2021-22 Arrangements:

Burntstump Seely C of E Primary Academy

1. New definition of Church commitment.
2. New SIF Form, to reflect revised definition of Church commitment.


Magnus C of E Academy

1. Introduction of a catchment area covering the NG24 postcode area and South Muskham.

2. Changes to the over subscription criteria. 

3. Changes to the definition of church commitment

4. Reduction of Y7 PAN from 210 to 180

5. Retention of a sixth form PAN of 40 


St Peter’s Cross Keys Academy


1. Extension to existing catchment area.

St Swithun’s Church of England Primary Academy

1. New definition of Church commitment

2. New SIF Form to reflect revised definition of Church commitment


William Gladstone C of E Primary Academy

1. Removal of its PAN at Year 3 due to Christ Church C of E (VA) Infant and Nursery School no longer being a linked infant school.

2. Removal of any reference to its former linked infant school in its oversubscription criteria.

3. extension to the existing catchment area to incorporate Christ Church’s old catchment area.




2021-2022 Admissions Policies for all SNMAT partner academies