St. Peter's Cross Keys

C of E Academy

Nurturing a life-long love of learning

School Admissions

Please call the school on 01636 680360 if you are thinking of moving your child to St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy. We can then arrange a visit and tour around our school with Mrs Duffell, our head teacher, or other member of our Senior Management Team, to talk about your child and how St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy will support their education and personal development.


We are currently conducting tours in a Covid friendly way - please contact the school if you would like to arrange a visit. We also have a few spaces in some year groups across the school for children moving from into the area; again please ring the school office to see if we have a vacancy(ies) for your child(ren). Thank you.

Notts County Council Consultation for  2023-2024 for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Nottinghamshire will be open between 4 October 2021 and 28 November 2021. 


The key proposed changes for 2023-2024 include:

  • review of relevant areas
  • change to the admission number for Carnarvon Primary School

The full proposed arrangements are available on Notts County Council's website

You are invited to comment on the proposed arrangements should you wish to do so and comments can be made up to 28 November 2021 by:

Right of Appeal


Under the terms of the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012, if you apply for and are refused a place at St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy, you have the right to appeal.


From March 2020, Admission Appeals at SNMAT academies are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council Appeals Team, who provide an independent appeals process.  If you decide that you wish to proceed with an appeal, you should within 20 school days of the date of the refusal letter complete the online form on Nottinghamshire County Council's website:-


For parents/carers who are unable to use the online form, a printed form can requested from NCC's customer contact centre – 0300 500 80 80.  


Appeals at SNMAT academies will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2014, The School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.



Impact of Coronavirus on SNMAT Admission Appeals


Given the situation relating to the current Coronavirus epidemic and the fast moving changes relating to Government advice on public health, the SNMAT, as an Own Admissions Authority, did take the difficult decision to temporarily suspend its admissions appeals. These are now being held again but online / by telephone. This decision has been taken for the protection of all parties involved in the appeal hearing. It is possible they may return to an in person format for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Nottinghamshire County Council who administer SNMATs admissions appeals has confirmed they are still taking appeals from parents and logging them as normal, so if you wish to register an appeal for an SNMAT partner academy, please go to NCC’s website and complete the online appeals form:-


Outcome of St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy Admissions Consultation 2019


Determined Admission Arrangements 2021- 2022

All admission authorities must determine admission arrangements by 28 February every year, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required.

The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Multi Academy Trust (SNMAT) determined its 2021-22 admission arrangements for all partner academies in the Trust on 11 February 2020.

Following a consultation in October 2019, St Peter’s Cross Keys 2021-22 admission arrangements have now been updated to include:-

  • a new standardised format for the arrangements.

  • an extension to the existing catchment area.