St. Peter's Cross Keys
C of E Academy
Nurturing a life-long love of learning
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 have a few spaces in some year groups across the school for children moving from into the area, please ring the school office to see if we have a vacancy(ies) for your child(ren). Thank you.
Please follow links below for further information on admissions.
Primary Admissions :
Applications open: 7th November 2022
Deadline for application: 15th January 2023
Offer date is: 17 April 2023
Deadline for lodging appeals: 16 May 2023
Appeals to be heard by: 18 July 2023
Deadline for application: 31 Oct 2022
Offer date is: 1st March 2023
Deadline for lodging appeals: 29 March 2023
Appeals to be heard by: 15 June 2023
Appeals received after these dates will be heard by the same deadlines if possible, if not, they will be heard within 30 school days.
An in-year application is for children requiring a school place during the school year, rather than at the usual transfer time. You can make an application to transfer school in-year for the current academic year (2022-2023).
If you wish to apply for a place during the school year, please contact the school on 01636 680360 to discuss the process and to check availability of places. St. Peter's Cross Keys is part of The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust, which is its own admissions authority. This means it processes applications for in-year places itself, rather than through Nottinghamshire County Council.
If you apply for a place via Nottinghamshire County Council, although they will forward your application to us, this may delay a response to your application.
Applications for places are made by completion of the form above.
Upon receipt of the application form the school will process as follows:
Link for Changing School In Year Application via NCC
Every Local Authority is required to have a Fair Access Protocol, developed in partnership with schools, to ensure that unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are found and offered a place quickly. Where it is not possible to secure a place through the usual admission process an application may be referred through the Local Authority's Fair Access Protocol. Parental applications for school places cannot be made directly to the Fair Access Team and applications need to be made as outlined on the 'NCC Apply to Change School In Year' page.
Under the terms of the School Admissions Appeals Code 2021, if you apply for and are refused a place at St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy, you have the right to appeal.
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 four weeks of the date of the refusal letter, complete the online form on Nottinghamshire County Council's website:-
Please refer to the following link for things to consider before making an appeal:
We have also added fact sheets below giving guidance on appeals for infant age children (Foundation Stage through to Year Two) and appeals for other children (Year's Three to Six).
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 or use the form below.
Appeals at SNMAT academies will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021, The School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998
For admissions under statutory intakes (not in-year admissions) please see dates for appeals above.
For in-year admissions you should appeal within four weeks of the date of your refusal of the school place, where ever possible. The appeal will then be heard within 30 school days,
Impact of Coronavirus on SNMAT Admission Appeals
Admissions appeals during Covid 19 were held online / by telephone. However, appeals after 1st October 2022 will be held in person or by video link and the Appeals Process will return to "normal".