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

The school’s admissions policies 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.


In-Year Applications

We are heavily oversubscribed in all year groups but you are still welcome to apply for a place at the school. Those wishing to apply for a place will be asked to complete a short application form. To get a form or for any queries on or help with in-year applications, please contact the school admissions team via telephone (0115 9744050) or email.



 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 To be confirmed
Appeals planned to start To be confirmed
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 Policies and Catchment Area