Year 6 into Year 7 

Every year, Ashfield School is oversubscribed, receiving more applications than there are places. Under the circumstances, if you would like your child to come to Ashfield, we would recommend that you list Ashfield School as your first choice school.

Admissions to Ashfield School into year 7 are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council. To apply for a place at Ashfield or for more information on Nottinghamshire County Council’s school admissions procedures – click here(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab).

The deadline for an on-time application for entry into year 7 in September 2022 is 31st October 2021.

When a year 6 to year 7 application for a place at this school is unsuccessful, information about appealing the decision can be found here: Nottinghamshire County Council Appeals

Secondary application and appeals timetable 2021-22

National Closing date for on-time applications 31 October 2021
National Offer date for all Secondary Schools 1 March 2022
Closing Date for on-time appeals 1 April 2022

On-time appeals will be heard by


Late appeals will be heard at the same time as online appeals wherever possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Monday 20 June 2022


Last Date to submit any additional information in support of your appeal The independent clerk will notify you of this date, which is usually 5 days before the date of your appeal hearing
Decisions will be communicated in writing from the independent clerk, within 5 working days of the date of your appeal



In-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In Year Admissions (Years 7 to 11) 

With effect from 1st November 2021, if you wish to apply for an in-year transfer, please complete the application form linked at the bottom of this page. Please also refer to our admissions policy for full details of all admissions, admissions criteria and special circumstances. 

Tours of the school are available to see our fantastic facilities – please contact out Transition Manager, Jane Kirchin: 

Should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01623 455000 or email our Admissions Officer, Shelley Jackson: 

When an in-year application for a place at this school is unsuccessful, families are able to appeal the decision by completing this Admissions Appeals Form, click here.

Transition to Ashfield 

We have very close links with our designated link primary schools. Each student in Year 6 will experience two full days at Ashfield School doing a range of interesting activities. All children from non-partner primary schools are included in these arrangements. Parents of Year 6 students have the opportunity to meet senior staff and tour the school during the open evening in the Autumn Term. All parents are also invited to Ashfield School at the end of June to meet their child’s Achievement Leader and Form Tutor before their child joins Ashfield School in September. 

Our feeder schools are: 

  • West Park Academy 
  • Kirkby Woodhouse School 
  • Woodland View Primary School 
  • Mapplewells School 
  • Orchard School 
  • Greenwood Primary & Nursery School 
  • All Saints Church of England School 
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Going to university to study for a degree is as invaluable now as it has ever been. If you aren’t afraid to work hard you will leave university fully rewarded, both in terms of personal satisfaction and employability. Currently, the numbers of graduates entering employment six months after leaving university is at a record high. At university, in addition to studying a subject that you really enjoy, you will develop all the skills employers are looking for. You will learn some of these directly through your chosen subject and others you will acquire them from your overall university experience.

Ashfield Post 16 has a good record of sending students away to university, with around 100 of our students enrolling each September. All student in the United Kingdom who wish to go to university must apply through the University & College Admission Service (UCAS). You will be fully supported in this application process by the Post 16 pastoral team. The UCAS website (link below) is an ideal tool to investigate the diverse range of courses that are to be found in the UK’s 130 universities.


Years ago, apprenticeships were thought of as a poor relation to a degree. That’s changed. Now apprenticeships are viewed as a valid alternative to a university education. They are a dynamic way to learn practical skills that can enhance long-term career prospects. Apprenticeships have three major benefits. Firstly, apprentices earn while they learn – you get paid for doing a job. Secondly, apprentices work in a low pressure learning environment surrounded and mentored by experienced people who pass on their skills. Finally, if you impress your employer during an apprenticeship there is a strong chance that they will give you a permanent position. Apprenticeships come in several levels. Level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes, Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to 2 A-level passes, level 4/5 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree and level 6 apprenticeships are equivalent to a degree.

Ashfield Post 16 will give the same level of support to students wishing to secure apprenticeships as we do to those wishing to attend university. An excellent way to source apprenticeships is by the government website (link below).