If your child lives in Nottinghamshire and requires a secondary school place for September 2024, you need to apply before 31 October 2023.
Nottinghamshire County Council says that parents sometimes think that selecting just one school will ensure that a place is allocated but that is not the case.
A spokesperson said:
‘It is important that you make use of all four preferences for a better chance of being offered a preferred school.
‘Please check carefully the admissions criteria of each school you are considering because they are not all the same.
‘If there are no places available at your preferred school, an alternative offer may be made but this is not automatically the catchment or nearest school.
‘Places will be offered at the next closest school with places available after all on-time applications have been processed. This may mean your child could be allocated to a school some distance from where you live.
Application link below: