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Applications are welcomed to the Minster School for places in year 7, the 6th form and for the Junior School.  We encourage parents of prospective main school or 6th form students to visit the school on one of our scheduled visit afternoons.  Families interested in visiting the Junior School should contact the school to arrange an individual visit - details below.

The school is fortunate to be oversubscribed but there are often places available for 6th form study and we admit to the junior school and year 7 on an annual basis. Where possible we will admit students to join us.  We look forward to supporting every student new to the school to realise their potential and to grow as an individual, both academically and through the exploration of our school ethos, developing their beliefs, values and skills.

As a Church of England Academy the Trust (MITRE) is responsible for school admissions.  Admissions arrangements have been agreed for the academic year 2022-23. 

Admissions details are  available below and also from the Nottinghamshire County Council -

Each year 55 places are reserved for children of families who regularly worship as part of a Church of England congregation.  Applications for these places are very often successful and many children with these church places come from beyond our normal catchment. 

If you have any enquiry with regard to admission please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions Officer, Chris Taylor, 

Main school applications 

There are usually more people wanting their child to come to come to the Minster School at the beginning of year 7 than there are places available. When this happens the Governing Body applies the over-subscription criteria which are included in the year 7 admissions arrangements document.

Applications are made via the Local Authority (Notts. County Council) who co-ordinate admissions for all schools and academies in Nottinghamshire. You can find out more about the co-ordinated Scheme here on the Notts. County Council website.

In order to apply the over-subscription criteria, the Governing Body of the Minster School requires additional information, and parents fill in a supplementary Information form which can be found below.

Applications can be made for other year groups and are occasionally awarded if there are places available at that time. A waiting list of those who have applied is also kept should a place become available at a later date. This list is ranked according to our over-subscription criteria.

Sixth Form applications

 Junior School applications 

Visit the Junior School Admissions page to find out more about applying or contact Chris Taylor (Admissions Officer) for more details



When a parent or carer seeks a place in a state school and this is refused, there is a right to appeal against the decision to an independent appeals panel.

Details of the appeals process are outlined as follows:


PLEASE NOTE: Variation to 2021/22 and 2022/23 Admission arrangements.

Due to the temporary closure of Churches and other places of worship during the Covid19 Lockdown, (which has impacted on our normal process for verifying church attendance/faith commitment as specified in our admission arrangements), the Minster Trust for Education, as the admissions authority, has been granted a variation to our 2021/22 admission arrangements. 

Please contact the Trust admissions officer if you need to discuss this matter further.