School Admissions

Admissions applications to schools must be made through your home local authority. For all Nottinghamshire residents, information can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.  Please use the link below for Nottinghamshire County Council to find out about the admissions process.

External Link Nottinghamshire County Council: School Admissions

In Year Transfer
An in-year application is for children requiring a school place during the school year, rather than at the usual transfer time. Please follow this link to the Nottinghamshire County Council: Changing School In-Year

If you have any questions regarding admissions then please contact Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions team on 0300 500 8080, alternatively, please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist if we can.

If your child needs a school place for September, and lives in Nottinghamshire, you should apply for a school place through Nottinghamshire County Council.

Key dates and guidance can be found on the Council’s website -

The admissions authority for John Clifford School is The White Hills Park Trust. The Trust determines admission arrangements for each academy within the Trust.  The arrangements are implemented by the local governing body of each academy.  Please see the attachments below for our full admissions policy.

How do I appeal a decision?

If you wish to appeal against a decision to refuse a place for your child at this school you can appeal online or in writing.  Information on how to appeal can be found via:- or by calling 0300 500 80 80.  Please ensure that you read the guidance notes published online before submitting your appeal.

Please refer to the Primary Appeals Timetable attached document below and complete the Primary Appeal Form (also attached below)


Nursery Admissions

At John Clifford School we have a large Foundation Stage Unit which is home to Foundation Stage One and Two.

If you would like to apply for a place for you child in Foundation Stage One, for either 15 or 30 hours, please fill in the application form:

If you need a paper copy, please call into the office and we can provide one.  More information regarding out 30 hours offer can be found below.

Help with Childcare

Every child is eligible for free Nursery education from the term immediately after their 3rd birthday. Government funding provides a maximum of 15 hours per child, which can be offered during term time only.  

Some working parents of 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for 30 hours free childcare (an additional 15 hours offered as well as the standard 15 hours).  We offer places to those entitled to 15 hours as well as those entitled to 30 hours extended childcare; you can check your eligibility, find more information and begin an application using the links below:

30 Hours Free Childcare - Check your eligibility
To find out if you are eligible for 30 hours free childcare and to obtain an eligibility code, visit the link below:
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Childcare Choices - Government help with childcare costs for parents.
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.  Please click on the link below for information to help inform your childcare choices.
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Nottinghamshire County Council - Help with Childcare
Information on the different levels of funding available, providers, and other frequently asked questions about childcare in Nottinghamshire:
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Session Times

Session times will remain the same with an added Lunch Club session:

Morning Session – 8.40am-11.40am
Lunch Club – 11.40am-12.25pm (packed lunch from home required)
Afternoon Session – 12.25pm-3.25pm

There will be a small charge of £3.50 per day for Lunch Club as this is not included in the funding we receive for providing 30 hours childcare entitlement. 

If you would like to take up the offer of a 30 hours place at John Clifford, please ensure you hand in your childs date of birth, 30 hours eligibility code and your national insurance number into the office.

If you have any further questions or require more information please contact a member of the Foundation Stage team.

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Tel: 0115 925 8057 | Email:
Find us: Nether Street, Beeston, NG9 2AT

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John Clifford Primary School is a member of
The White Hills Park Trust.