The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is the religious authority for all of its 73 church schools and academies.

Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies are their own admissions authorities and must consult with the diocese before making changes to their admissions criteria. Voluntary controlled schools’ admissions policies usually follow the standard local authority admissions criteria.

The Diocesan Board of Education has issued a booklet of advice for schools, reviewed in July 2016.  To access, please click this link DBE-Advice-to-Schools-July-2016-Final-1

A list of all our church schools and academies can be viewed by clicking here

Click here for Admissions & Governance Briefing. Sept 2019

For information on individual schools in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire, including details of how to apply, please access the website links below.

For Nottingham City Schools

For Nottinghamshire Schools


The current School Admissions Code can be viewed by clicking here School Admissions Code

The current School Appeals Code can be viewed by clicking here School Admissions Appeals Code