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This page includes all the key information you need when preparing for your child to join The Minster School.  Explore the drop down sections below to find out more and leave us any additional questions through the "FAQ" section at the bottom of the page.

Uniform, Equipment & Transport 

Our main supplier of school uniform is Just Schoolwear.  They have a store in Arnold (currently closed)  but are are also well stocked with required items for the Minster School online.  Just Schoolwear will be offering a fitting service for parents of new year 7 students on Tuesday 7th July - individual bookings will be available soon and information will be sent out to all families nearer the time.

An alternative supplier is K & H Sports in Newark.  Similarly their store is closed at present but they have stock available through their online shop.

Sports kit can be purchased (along with the aforementioned) in Southwell at Best Sports.

Stockist Address Website
Just Schoolwear

12 High Street,

Arnold,

Nottingham NG5 7DZ

Telephone: 01159 621 128

K & H Sports

19 Carter Gate,

Newark NG24 1UA

Telephone: 01636 704331

Best Sports

Bull Yard,

Southwell

Telephone: 07957 816269

Email: bestsportsuk@gmail.com 

 

School transport is provided by Nottinghamshire County Council for students living in the catchment area.

Parents living outside our normal catchment area, are normally responsible for any travel expenses involved in getting their child to school and home again.  It may be possible to claim travelling expenses and if you wish to do this you should obtain a form TA1 from your Local Area Education Office during the summer term.  The Authority makes the decision on all travelling expense claims.

For full information about travel visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website

 

For further information about Uniform requirements, Transport arrangements and the equipment your child we need at The Minster School, please use the link below.
 

 

Music Tuition & Ensembles
 

Here at The Minster School we are privileged to have a fantastic team of instrumental teaching staff who support the work of our department. As a school we appoint a diverse mix of instrumental staff privately, and through the Nottinghamshire Instrumental and Music Teaching Service. These experienced and highly qualified teaching staff both support and encourage our students through weekly, twenty minute (or in certain circumstances thirty minute) instrumental lessons within the Music Department.

 

 

 

Forms to be returned 

You may well already have returned the new student information form which has been sent by post. If you have not yet completed a student information form and would prefer to complete an electronic version, this can also be done below.  Please ONLY COMPLETE THE ONLINE VERSION OF YOU HAVE NOT YET RETURNED A PAPER COPY.

You will also need to carefully read the Home School Agreement found at the bottom of this page.  Once you are fully familiar with the document (which forms a contract between school and each family) please use the online Home School Agreement Form to confirm you concur so your child can begin with us in September.

If you have any questions, wish to return paper documents or are struggling to return the required information please make contact:

Admissions,  The Minster School,  Nottingham Road,   Southwell NG25 0LG     

Email:  admissions@minster.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Home School Agreement Confirmation 

I confirm I have read and considered the home school agreement and will endeavour to fulfil the terms.*

 

 

Key Contacts 

Name Role Contact

Mr Phil Rowson

 

Assistant Head, Pastoral: Leads the transition for new pupils joining the school.  A member of the school's senior leadership team p.rowson@minster.notts.sch.uk
Mrs Nicola Richards Pastoral Support Assistant, Year 7: Looks after the daily needs of year 7 pupils.  The first port of call for parent enquiries. n.richards@minster.notts.sch.uk
Mrs Linda Hallam Admissions Officer: Helps with technical and administrative enquiries, including enrolling your child at school. l.hallam@minster.notts.sch.uk
Mrs Gail Burles Progress and Achievement Leader: Looks after the whole of key stage 3, working closely with Mrs Richards g.burles@minster.notts.sch.uk
 
For general enquiries please use office@minster.notts.sch.uk
Main switchboard (open on weekdays) 01636 814000 

Cathedral Chorister Opportunity 

  • Is your son or daughter musical?

  • Do they enjoy singing?

  • Would they like to take this to the next level?

    There are a small number of places available in Southwell Minster Choir for boys and girls entering the Minster School in year 7 this coming September. The Minster Choir has two separate groups, boys and girls, who sing at services in our wonderful Minster. Both groups rehearse at school each morning, singing at services on some evenings during the week and on Sundays. As well as the opportunity to sing at a very high level, they receive lessons in music theory, singing, and one other instrument, all paid for by Southwell Minster. There are exciting moments singing to large groups of people (over 1,000 at each of our Christmas Carol Services) as well as on local and national radio. Southwell Minster Choir also undertakes trips both locally and overseas, and at its heart there is the chance to make new friends.

    From September 2020 there will be vacancies for two boys and four girls in year 7. Auditions will be held early in the Summer term, but anyone interested is encouraged to contact the Rector Chori (Director of Music) Paul Provost on rectorchori@southwellminster.org.uk or 01636 817281 to arrange an informal meeting.

    More information can be found on the Minster website, www.southwellminster.org

Parent FAQs 

If you would like to ask us a question please use the link below and we will get back to you.  Questions and responses will also be added to this area of the website to share with other families.

Question

How are the groups organised for new students?  Will they definitely be in the same class as their primary school friends?

Answer

You can read about how we group our students in one of our recent news updates for new parents : CLICK HERE.