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 2021, 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 2021, The School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
Appeals Timetable – 2022/23 Admissions Round
- Offer Date: 19 April 2022
- Deadline for lodging appeals: 18 May 2022
- Offer Date: 1 March 2022
- Deadline for lodging appeals: 29 March 2022
Appeals will be heard as soon as practicably possible and ideally before the start of the new school year
Note:- Appeals lodged after 18 May 2022 will, where possible, be heard together with those appeals lodged before this date. Where this is not possible, they will be heard as soon as practicably possible and ideally before the start of the new school year.
Appeals are currently being heard remotely and you will be invited into your appeal by telephone.
2021-2022 Admission Arrangements for all SNMAT partner academies