The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

Some school places available - for school tours or more information, please ring 01636 626 268

The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement


We welcome families from Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire...

Starting School: Reception places for September 2021

Children who are born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 are due to start Reception in September 2021.

Lincolnshire parents can apply for a place from 14 November 2020 for the 2021 Reception intake.


The preferred method for applying for a Reception place for September 2021 is online.  


For families living in Lincolnshire, click this link to apply for a place:


You can also apply by telephoning Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030.  Alternatively you can request a paper application using the same number.


You can apply for up to three state schools, in or out of county on your application. We strongly advise you to name three schools on your application as we cannot guarantee a place at your most preferred school.


If you do not live in Lincolnshire you must apply through your home local authority.  You can name Lincolnshire schools on this application.


For families living in Nottinghamshire, click:


Schools provide useful information on their own websites and they also produce a school prospectus.  For further information on schools that are not in Lincolnshire, please visit the website for the school’s Local Authority:


For information on transport, please follow this link.


The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 15 January 2021.

Even if the closing date has passed you can still apply for a school place.  If the apply online facility is no longer available you can still apply on a paper application, you can request one by telephoning our Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030.  Late applications and changes received after 12 noon on 17 February 2021 will not be dealt with in time for offer day on 18 April 2021 and will be processed at a later date.


Moving schools? Midyear admissions

If you are looking to move schools, we recommend arranging to visit school beforehand; all schools have a unique feel!

The midyear admission link is:


Over-subscription criteria

After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plans where the school is named on the statement or plan, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Children who will have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission
  3. Children who live closest to the school

If your child is starting secondary school in September, they may be eligible for school transport. If you think your child is eligible please apply for transport immediately once you have your offer of a school place. 


The customer service centre number is 01522 782030  
The telephone number for school transport is 01522 782020


For more information about the home to school transport policy and online applications please go to Queries can be emailed to

School Admissions Team

Tel: 01522 782030 (open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday)

Fax: 01522 516708


  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01636 626268