George Spencer Academy observes local authority admissions protocols, with priority given to children with special educational needs or additional support requirements; and increasingly, from within the broader Spencer family of schools.

In addition to welcoming children from the broader Spencer family of schools, George Spencer Academy particularly welcomes children from the local area, even if they don’t currently attend one of the named family of schools. Local applicants in this position often find they successfully secure a place on this basis.

Parents of children in Year 6 will receive a letter from the Local Authority inviting them to apply for a place at their preferred secondary school in early September.

Information on applying for a place through the Nottinghamshire County Council’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme is available here.

The Admissions Policy includes detailed information on the applications process; the special consideration given to applications on behalf of children with special education needs and support requirements; and the criteria used when the school is over-subscribed.

A copy of the school Admissions Policies can be found below.


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In Year Admissions

Applications for in-year places are processed by the school.  We are oversubscribed in all year groups but if you wish to make an application for an in-year place at George Spencer Academy please click here to complete our Admissions Application Form.   Completed forms should be sent to The Admissions Officer, George Spencer Academy, Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7EW or email  The outcome of your application will be sent in writing within 15 school days.



If you have been declined a place at George Spencer Academy and wish to appeal this decision, please contact the school admissions team via telephone (0115 9170100) or email

Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.  Appeals are managed by an independent appeals clerk and heard by an independent panel.

The appeals timeline for all unsuccessful on time applications for year 7 places in September 2023 is as follows:

National Offer Day Wednesday 1st March 2023
Deadline for submitting appeal request Wednesday 29th March 2023
Appeals planned to start w/c 5th June 2023
Appeals planned to end w/c 19th June 2023


Catchment Area for applications for September 2023 onwards

Criteria 6 of our Admission Arrangements gives priority to students who reside in the catchment areas of Chetwynd Spencer Academy, Fairfield Spencer Academy and Bispham Drive Primary School. Details of the catchment area for each of these schools can be found here:

The fact that a child lives within the catchment area of one of the George Spencer Family of Schools does not guarantee a school place. See section on Admission Oversubscription criteria.