Admissions

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.

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

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

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.

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.

To register interest in a place to join George Spencer as an in year admission, contact the Principal’s office here.

In Year Admissions

George Spencer Academy participates in Nottinghamshire County Council’s In Year Admissions Scheme to (a) assist in safeguarding matters and (b) to help prevent parents/carers from having to make multiple applications.  Full information about the coordinated in year scheme is available here.

Appeals

  • Click here for more information on our appeals procedure.

Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has impacted on the ability of schools and panels to carry out admission appeals in the usual way and therefore there will be some unavoidable delays to the commencement to the appeals being held across the country. However, as parents must continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place, the Government announced regulatory changes on the 24th April 2020 to the Admissions Appeals Code which will enable hearings to take place, although it is unlikely these will be in person due to social distancing requirements.

Your appeal has been forwarded and acknowledged by the Independent Clerk, who will no doubt be planning again for the commencement of the appeal hearings. He will be in touch with you as soon as possible once a date has been agreed for the hearing to take place. We do fully recognise the frustration this may cause but these are unprecedented times and trust you fully understand this.


Any appeal request should be made in writing to The Admissions Officer, George Spencer Academy, Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7EW or email info@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk