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Admissions Information

Dovecote is a community school and as such the Local Authority, Nottingham City Council, co-ordinates applications to our school on our behalf. 

If however, you would like your child to attend our Nursery you can apply directly to the school.  Please see the relevant section below.

The number of pupils that we can admit in each year group currently stands at 60 pupils for each year.

Applying for a Nursery place

We have a 52 place Nursery and children can attend either morning or afternoon sessions.  We offer 30 hours provision to eligible families, subject to demand/space. We offer this to N2 children that qualify, and who we feel are developmentally ready. It is currently optional for the school to offer 30 hours provision and we can only currently offer it in a way that works for our existing staff ratios. All online enquiries and official forms must be completed prior to the deadline each term, to ensure the children are still entitled to this provision, and that you receive your funding code in time. Please enquire in the nursery if this is something you are interested in.

To apply for a place for your child please contact any of the school office staff at the main reception, or telephone 0115 9152953 or email admin@dovecote.nottinghm.sch.uk.  Please ask for an application form or download a copy below.

Applications can be made at any time but will not be processed until your child is 3 years old. 

We also run a scheme called SALLEY which works with parents and children to help them become familiar with the school before their child starts nursery.  These are run for 2 sessions a week for 8 weeks and if your child is on the Nursery waiting list you will be contacted nearer the time and offered a SALLEY place

Applying for a Place in Reception

(First Admission to a Primary School)

Parents/carers resident in Nottingham City need to apply to the Local Authority and complete an application form.  This can be done online through the Council’s website using the online admissions system.  CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can contact the School Admissions Team on 0115 8415568, by email schooladmissions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or by post to school Admissions Team, Pupil and School Services, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG and request an application form.  The form can also be collected or returned directly to the reception at Loxley House, which is easily accessible from the nearby tram stop.

For parents/carers NOT resident in Nottingham City and wishing to apply for a Reception place for their child, applications must be made on the relevant application form from their current home local authority

Applying for a Place in KS1 or KS2

(In-year School Transfer)

If you have moved address, just arrived in Nottingham, or if you want your child to change schools, you can either apply online or contact the Schools Admission Team, details above, to request an application form

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