How to apply to Reception Intake 2024

How to apply to Reception Intake 2024

Timetable for admissions


When to apply for a Reception place at Bluecoat Bentinck

The application process for primary school places opens the winter before your child is due to start school the following September. Your child should be between the ages of 3-4 at the time of application and between the ages of 4-5 when they begin school. Applications are to be made to your home Local Authority. The deadline for applications for those children applying for a Reception place starting September 2024 is 15th January 2024.

Applying after the deadline 

If you miss the deadline set out by your Local Authority, unless for an exceptional circumstance, you can still put in a late application by contacting your home Local Authority. However if you do not have an exceptional reason, your application won’t be considered until after all other offers have been made. Please refer to your home Local Authority’s website for help when applying.  

Which forms to complete to apply for a Reception place at Bluecoat Bentinck 

You need to complete the ‘School Common Application Form’ via your home Local Authority. You must choose Bluecoat Bentinck Primary Academy as one of your preferences. If you live in Nottingham City this can be done online at If you live outside of the Nottingham City area, you must complete your home Local Authority’s School Common Application Form, and they will  let our Local Authority know you have selected Bluecoat Bentinck as a preference.

How to apply if you live elsewhere in the country

If you live outside of Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire you are advised to contact Nottingham City Councils School Admission Team to inform them of your situation. They will confirm which form you need to complete.

Available places

Bluecoat Bentinck Primary Academy has a planned admission number of 30 places available in Reception for September 2024.

Applying for a place at other Archway Learning Trust Primary Schools                      

Archway Learning Trust currently has two primary schools; Bluecoat Bentick Primary Academy and Bluecoat Primary Academy. If you would like to be considered for both these schools you will need to put each academy as separate preference (the application allows up to a total of 4 preferences) as you will not be considered for both automatically.

Finding out if your child has been allocated a place at Bluecoat Bentinck 

Your Local Authority will either send you a letter or an email, depending on how you applied, informing you which school your child has been allocated. This will happen on National Offer Day – 16th April 2024. If you do not receive anything please contact the School Admissions team at your Local Authority. We will not be able to inform you of the outcome. If you were unsuccessful in securing a place at Bluecoat Bentinck Primary Academy then you have the right to appeal. Please contact the Academy directly for more information and see page 3 of the Admission Arrangements 2024-2025.


Contact Us

Bluecoat Bentinck Primary Academy
Alfreton Road

Tel: 0115 915 1566

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