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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.

Timings of the School Day 

From September 2021, Wednesdays will now finish in line with the other days of the week. This will mean the school days are an 8:50am start (onsite for 8:47am) and a 3pm finish. 

Uniform, Equipment & Transport 

Our main supplier of school uniform is Just Schoolwear.  They have a store in Arnold and are stocked with required items for the Minster School online.

To help with buying Minster uniform in advance of the new term one of our stockists Just School Wear in Arnold is holding a dedicated Minster School Fitting Event on Monday 12th July 3-6pm. Experienced staff will be on hand at the store in Arnold to help find the right size uniform – everything from blazers to PE kits. Following your visit to the fitting event you will be given a personalised list of sizes and information on how to order the uniform at

An alternative supplier is K & H Sports. They are currently open a few days a week. From July they are open Monday – Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

K & H Sports are also offering parents the chance to book a shopping appointment during a dedicated time slot during the coming weeks. For opening hours and to book an appointment call 01636 704331

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

For the stockist information could you update the Just School wear info. See below

Stockist Address Website
Just Schoolwear

12 High St,




Telephone: 0115 965 2869 

K & H Sports

19 Carter Gate,

Newark NG24 1UA

Telephone: 01636 704331

Best Sports

Bull Yard,


Telephone: 07957 816269



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 (Inspire). 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 

Please complete and return the 'New Student Information' document which will have been posted to you. 

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     


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 Joe Brookes


Head of Key Stage 3: Leads the transition for new pupils joining the school.  A member of the school's senior leadership team
Mrs Sarah Marriott Year Lead (Year 7): Looks after the daily needs of year 7 pupils.  The first port of call for parent enquiries.
Mrs Christine Taylor Admissions Officer: Helps with technical and administrative enquiries, including enrolling your child at school.
For general enquiries please use
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 or 01636 817281 to arrange an informal meeting.

    More information can be found on the Minster website,

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.


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


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