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.

Timetable for September 2022 Admissions 


Primary Admissions :


Offer date is: 19 April 2022

Deadline for lodging appeals: 18th May 2022


Secondary Admissions


Offer date is: 1st March 2022

Deadline for lodging appeals: 29 March 2022

Changing School In-Year


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 (2021-2022).


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.


Applications for places are made by completion of the form below.


Upon receipt of the application form the school will process as follows:


  • The school will advise the applicant of the outcome of their application with 10 school days.
  • Applications will be considered in line with the Admission Arrangements for that year.
  • The school will also advise the Local Authority, Nottinghamshire County Council, of the outcome of the decision.
  • If the school does not have a place to offer the child, the applicant will be referred to the Local Authority who will be asked to make an alternative offer.


Please follow the attached link for details of applying places through the Local Authority:


Changing School In Year Application



Fair access 


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.


Right of Appeal


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 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 2021, 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 Coronavirus epidemic,  admissions appeals are currently being held  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 processing 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:-


Consultation on Change of Age Range at St Peter's Cross Keys Academy 7th December 2021 to 1st February 2022 at 6pm.



We are consulting from 7th December 2021 to 1st February 2022 on proposed changes to our admission arrangements to our early years provision, We are consulting on extending the age range of children in school from 4 to 11 years to 2 to 11 years.


Below you will find a copy of the consultation letter and details of how to respond to the consultation, should you wish to do so.


Hard copies of any forms can be requested form the school office.


Update 22nd MArch 2022


This consultation has now closed. 


We are working with the Trust on the next steps.