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Welcome to Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy. We are delighted to be able to share with you our vision and values to help you get a true flavour of our school. We are confident that you will find us a welcoming school – one where your child will flourish and realise their potential, whatever that potential might be. We value getting to know all our children. This means we have a better idea of what motivates them and what success should look like for them.


We are committed to providing our children with the very best opportunities and experiences, and we are proud of the relationships that we have with our children, parents and the community. In partnership, we want to provide an outstanding education for the children at Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy to ensure they are well equipped to be confident individuals, lifelong learners and good citizens.


At  Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy we believe that all pupils have the ability to achieve wonderful things. Our aim is to ensure that our children are happy and enjoy their time at school. This is achieved by providing an environment where children feel safe to explore the new challenges and learning opportunities they encounter. 

All our staff are passionate about making children happy, developing their confidence and inspiring them to be successful. This passion ensures that Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy is a vibrant and creative place to be. We aim to help develop creative children who are inspired learners, are considerate citizens, are independent thinkers, have curious and enquiring minds and are caring friends.  


We care about every child in our school. Through our strong commitment to pastoral care we strive to ensure that we provide outstanding support for all of our pupils and families.  Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy prides itself on supporting all children, regardless of their background or additional circumstances. We believe that a child’s potential should not be limited or pre-determined.

Chris Wheatley -CEO - Flying High Trust

Hear from our CEO explaining what makes our Flying High Trust different.

Flying High Partnership Mission Visions & Values

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 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.


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 2022, 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: 8 November 2021


  • Closing date: 15 January 2022


Admissions guide for parents

How to apply for a school place


First time admissions for September 2022 start

Applying for a place for your child at Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy - If your child will be 5 years old between 1st September 2022 & 31st August 2023. 

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 8th November 2021


Closing date 15th January 2022


Offer day 19th April 2022



Primary to Secondary transfer for September 2022 start

Applications are now open for our current year 6 pupils to apply for a secondary school place for September 2022

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 31st  October 2021 with a offer date of 1 March 2022.



In-Year transfers

An in-year application can be made for children requiring a school place during the academic year, rather than at the usual transfer time. f you wish to make an in-year transfer for your child then you can find information on how to do this by following this link: Changing school in-year | Nottinghamshire County Council



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