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Starting a new school is a very exciting time, but can be a little daunting - even for the parents!
We would actively encourage you to come and have a look round and get a feel for life at Bilsthorpe FHA - please do get in touch with our school office on 01623 870 772 to make an appointment.

Have a browse through our school prospectus to see what Bilsthorpe FHA can offer!




The school is its own admissions authority but Nottinghamshire Local Authority coordinate our admissions.  This means that the school sets its own admission policy but the Local Authority manage the process.    


Please find all of the information relating to school admissions, should you have any queries then please feel free to contact us on 01623 870772.

Nottinghamshire county council school admissions guidance. 

As an academy, Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy is it's own admissions authority and must meet all the mandatory provisions of the School Admissions Code (the Code) that came into force on 19 December 2014.


The Flying High Trust Admissions Policy below outlines: admissions arrangements; over-subscription criteria; special circumstances; in year admissions and appeals procedure. 

When to apply for a school place


If your child needs a school place for September 2021, and lives in Nottinghamshire, you should apply for a school place through Nottinghamshire County Council - even if the schools you want are outside Nottinghamshire.


First admission (reception) and infant to junior/primary transfer (year 3)

If you are applying for your child to start school for the first time (reception) or to transfer from infant school (year 2) to junior/primary education (year 3)


  • Apply from: 9 November 2020


  • Closing date: 15 January 2021


How to apply?

How to apply?


First time admissions for September 2021 start

Applying for a place for your child at Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy - If your child will be 5 years old between 1st September 2021 & 31st August 2022. 

For information on how to apply for a school place with us, please see the "School admissions"section on the Nottinghamshire County Council website. 


Please note that:-


Applications open on 9 November 2020


Closing date 15 January 2021


Offer day 16th April 2021


Primary to Secondary transfer for September 2021 start

Applications are now open for our current year 6 pupils to apply for a secondary school place for September 2021.

Before applying, please read the Admissions-to-schools-guide-for-parents-secondary and  factsheet. These contain important information about how school places are allocated and the extra help available to you and your child.

The easiest way to apply is online at: Citizenportal or alternatively you can phone school admissions on 0300 500 80 80.

For any further information, please take a look at the NCC website "When to apply for a school place" webpage for further information. 


Please note the closing date is 31 October 2020 with a offer date of 1 March 2021.

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