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 2024 is 31st October 2023.

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

National Closing date for on-time applications 31 October 2023
National Offer date for all Secondary Schools 1 March 2024
Closing Date for on-time appeals 28 March 2024
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.

18 June 2024
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 wherever possible  


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

In Year Admissions (Years 7 to 11) 

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. You will usually be advised in writing whether a place can be offered within ten school days of making your application and at the very latest within fifteen school days.

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 the Nottinghamshire County Council 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