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Gilthill Primary School


Admissions to Gilthill Primary School


The school’s admission policy – first admissions into Reception year


This process is handled directly by the local authority. If you have a child who is due to start school in the September of the following year, you should receive a letter around November time. 


All information you need can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council Website. 


School visits for parents of new admissions starting school in September 2024


We are conducting visits to school in November for parents to come and look around school and get a feel for the Gilthill way! We want you to see Gilthill in action, to talk to our staff and pupils and to ask any questions you may have. We have set dates in November for possible visits. Please see the attached leaflet for more information. Visits are by appointment only so please contact the school office at or call 0115 9190611 to book on one of the allocated visit slots. 


Welcome to Gilthill Primary School - Information for parents

Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions Guide 2023 24

Admissions to year groups other than the intake year


Applications for admission to other year groups will be considered in relation to the published admission number (PAN) which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school, subject to infant class size restrictions.  In some schools, changes in circumstances, such as the building of additional classrooms or as a result of teaching group organisation, will require the school and the LA to agree admission numbers which will apply to each year group.  The Local Education Officer will agree the detail of this should any issues arise. In the absence of an agreement, the PAN which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school will apply.  If places are available within the year group, applications will be considered in accordance with the current published admission criteria for admission to the school.  If places are available, the child will normally be admitted to the school.

In Year School Admissions


You may be wish to move your child to our school within a school year. This is possible, subject to available places. You must apply directly to the school using the admission form below.  Once the transfer has been agreed by both schools, providing there is space in the year group applied for, then a start date is decided and a transition process begins. This is normally within 15 school days of application. 


If you would like to visit our school, please contact the office to arrange an appointment.

In Year Admissions Form

Admissions Arrangements 2022-23

Admission Arrangements 2024 - 25



Parents have the right to an independent appeals panel if they are not happy with the outcome of their application.

  • Any appeal must be made to the Clerk to the Admissions Appeal Panel (Gilthill Primary School) within 20 school days from the date of the refusal letter.
  • Parents will receive notice of the date of appeal at least 10 days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appeals lodged within the time-frame will be heard within 40 school days.
  • Appeals for late applications will be heard within 20 school days.
  • Repeat applications in the same academic year will not be considered unless there is a significant and material change in circumstances.