SCHOOL Admissions


Seely Primary and Nursery School is a City of Nottingham Local Authority maintained school. Admissions to school are organised and managed by the Nottingham City Schools Admission Team.

If you would like to apply for a place at Seely Primary and Nursery School or require further information relating to;

  • First admission to Infant, Primary or Junior school
  • Transfer to secondary school in Year 7
  • In-year school places
  • Starting school for the first time
  • School Admissions Appeals

Further information and a copy of the admission criteria for Seely Primary & Nursery School, following Nottingham City guidance can be 

found on the Nottingham City Website: 

 Alternatively, please click on the following links:

Going to school in Nottingham 2019/20

Going to school in Nottingham 2019/20 Appendix 2_ admission criteria

Nottingham City Appeals Timeline 2019/20


School admission information, and how to apply for a place can be found here: Apply for a reception place

Seely Primary School is a popular primary school. If you would like to come and visit please contact the school office to arrange a time by telephoning
0115 9153780 or email




Admission Arrangements

The Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception YearS)

The school has foundation unit which is divided into a Nursery and 3 classrooms - Willow, Hazel and Birch Classes. 

Children are accepted into the Nursery soon after their third birthday and are offered either a morning or afternoon place. We provide an extended entitlement of a three hour session for all three and four year olds.  Some 30 hours places are available, please contact school for further details. These are offered initially to children whose fourth birthday falls within that academic year and priority is given to pupils who reside within our catchment area with a sibling already attending Seely Primary and Nursery School. Thereafter, consideration will be given to pupils that reside within our catchment area, followed by pupils with a sibling already attending school.

For children entering our Nursery, a meeting with parents and carers is planned and children can make several visits to prepare them for starting their part time placement. 


Statutory School Places (Reception Year ONWARDS)

Children wear school uniform when they start school. Information about the school uniform can be found on our 'Uniform' page.

Attending the Nursery when a child is aged three or four does not guarantee a statutory school place at age five. All parents and carers must apply for a school place through the Nottingham City Council co-ordinated application and admission process to request a place at the school they would like to attend, even if it is Seely Primary School.

An application form, guide to admissions and individual advice on the admissions process will be sent to parents and carers in the school year before the child reaches the age of five. Please ask if you are unsure as we can provide support if required.

Children are admitted to full time education at the beginning of the academic year (September) in which they are five. 

A meeting for carers is held to explain the changes from Nursery to Reception. Parents do have the option of deferring their child’s entry until the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday.