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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 Policybelow outlines: admissions arrangements; over-subscription criteria; special circumstances; in year admissions and appeals procedure. 

Nottinghamshire’s annual consultation on admission arrangements


The County Council is required by the School Admissions Code to determine admission arrangements annually.  Any changes have to be consulted upon prior to determination.

This year, the consultation for the admission arrangements 2021-2022 will be open from 7 October 2019 until 24 November 2019.  

Nottinghamshire’s full consultation on admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools together with the coordinated schemes is available on our NCC website and comments can be made on these arrangements between 7 October 2019 and 24 November 2019:


The key proposed changes include:

  • review of relevant areas
  • oversubscription criteria for All Hallows CofE Primary School, Gedling
  • proposed admission number (PAN) for some schools
  • coordinated scheme
  • timeline for in-year applications 

NCC Admissions Consultation

How to apply?

How to apply?

First time admissions for September 2020 start

Applying for a place for your child at Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy - If your child will be 5 years old between 1st September 2020 & 31st August 2021. 

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 4 November 2019

Closing date 15 January 2020

Offer day 16th April 2020


Primary to Secondary transfer for September 2020 start

Applications are now open for our current year 6 pupils to apply for a secondary school place for September 2020.

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 2019 with a offer date of 2 March 2020.

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