Rushcliffe Spencer Academy complies with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeals Code.

The school’s admissions policy can be downloaded below. If you would like to learn more about the school catchment area and which school serves your home address, visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website here.


Applications for New Year 7 Places

Parents/carers of children in year 6 will receive a letter from the Local Authority inviting them to apply for a place at their preferred secondary school in early September. Applications for new year 7 places must be made to Nottinghamshire County Council. Information on the Nottinghamshire County Council’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme is available here.

Our current feeder schools are:

Edwalton Primary School
Lady Bay Junior School
Abbey Road Primary School
Pierrepont Gamston School
St Peter’s CofE Junior School
Rosecliffe Spencer Academy


In-Year Applications

Rushcliffe Spencer Academy is heavily oversubscribed in all year groups and holds a substantial waiting list of students wishing to join the school.  You are very welcome to apply for a place at the school but we would recommend that you contact the admissions team at the school to discuss your application and the application process.

The application form for an in-year application can be found here.  Please complete and return via email to, or post to the Admissions Team at the school.

Please note that this application form is not for first admissions to Year 7 or admission to the Sixth Form.



 If you have been declined a place at Rushcliffe and wish to appeal this decision, please contact the school admissions team via telephone (0115 9744050) or email to request an appeals form.

Appeals are managed by an independent appeals clerk and heard by an independent panel.

 The appeals timeline for all unsuccessful on time applications for year 7 places in September 2022 is as follows:

National Offer Day Tuesday 1st March 2022
Deadline for return of forms if appealing Tuesday 29th March 2022
Appeals planned to start May May 2022
Appeals planned to finish To be confirmed


Temporary Covid-19 Arrangements

Please note that, in line with temporary changes to the appeals regulations, appeals hearings may be held via telephone conference call or with other adjustments. Further information will be provided as needed to appellants by the appeals clerk.


Waiting List

We do keep a waiting list and unsuccessful applicants will automatically be placed on this waiting list. The list is ordered according to the over subscription criteria set out in our admissions policy – not by date of application.


Admissions Policy and Catchment Area