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.