Admission Arrangements

Admission for September 2024

As with all maintained schools the Local Authority at Nottingham City Council manages all admissions to Heathfield.  Heathfield is based over two campuses: Scotland Road and Kersall Drive, which are approximately 1 mile apart.

The school’s admission number is 100 places for Foundation 2 (Reception) pupils. Therefore, 40 places will be on offer at the Scotland Road Campus and 60 places at the Kersall Drive Campus.

You will apply to Heathfield Primary (Scotland Road) as this was the original school and is the address recognised by the DfE  ALL applications for Kersall Drive should be made to this Heathfield option.

Once Nottingham City Admission team have allocated a school place at Heathfield Primary, the Governing Body will determine which pupils will attend which site: either the Scotland Road Campus, or the Kersall Drive Campus.

Decisions will be based on:

  • Whether the pupil is a Looked After Child (LAC)
  • Whether the pupils has an Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP)
  • Whether the pupil will have a sibling in years 1-6 on the day they are due to start in Reception


  • The distance from home (in a straight line as the crow flies) from home to each campus (all admissions)
  • Which site there is space available in the allocated year group (in-year admissions)

NB: Kersall Drive has the larger capacity of 60 places meaning there is a greater chance your child will be placed at that Campus.

Parents/Carers have a right to appeal the school’s decision regarding which campus the place is being offered. Each case is considered by the school’s own Admissions Appeals Panel on an individual basis. The decision of this panel is final and there is no further right of appeal.

You will be able to apply online for a school place via the Nottingham City Council website.

If you have not yet registered your child’s details with Nottingham City council you can still do so by clicking here.

Determined admission arrangements 2025 to 2026

The admission arrangements for all community schools and academies in Nottingham City for the 2025/26 school year have now been agreed.

The admission arrangements used to allocate places at schools can be found by clicking here

In-Year admissions can be made via the Nottingham City Council website, not through school in the first instance

In-Year Admissions – Nottingham City Council

Contact Nottingham City Admissions

Schools Admissions Loxley House Station Street Nottingham NG2 3NG United Kingdom

Tel: 0115 841 5568

Number of places in each year group from September 2024:

F1 have up to 90 part-time places (some equate to a full-time place for our oldest F1 pupils whose parents are in receipt of the 30 hours funding code.

F2   100 places

Year 1   100 places

Year 2    100 places

Year 3    100 places

Year 4  100 places

Year 5  100 places

Year 6  100 places

As we are almost at full capacity, places may be allocated at either campus depending on which class has an available space.

Nursery Admissions (F1)

We admit children to our Nursery at the start of each term from the age of 3.  Please contact the school office for an application form.

Our office team will place your child’s name on our waiting list and you will be contacted in due course to be offered a place.

Once a potential start date has been identified, a member of the Early Years Foundation Stage team will contact you regarding admission and visits to school.  They will discuss attendance at our Getting Ready for Nursery group for children and parents who are new to school.