The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

Places available in both Key Stages - for school tours or more information, please ring 01636 626 268

The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be


We welcome families from Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire...

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How to apply for a Lincolnshire school through Nottinghamshire County Council website.

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Parents/carers CAN apply for a Lincolnshire school if they live in Nottinghamshire. Here is a 2 minute video on how to...

Starting School: Reception places for September 2024

Children who are born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are due to start Reception in September 2024.


Lincolnshire parents can apply for a place from 15 November 2023 (closing on 15 January 2024) for the 2024 Reception intake.


The preferred method for applying for a Reception place for September 2024 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 your child lives in the village of Fenton or Stubton, you are entitled to free transport provided by Lincolnshire County Council. For information on how to apply for transport, visit: 


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:


The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 15 January 2024.


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 2024 will not be dealt with in time for offer day on 18 April 2024 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:



Free Transport from Fenton & Stubton

The law requires that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities. We have adopted the Lincoln County Council admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the county.


The staff, governing body and pupils of Claypole Church of England Primary School would welcome you applying for a place at our school.  To do this you must follow the correct process for your child’s age as detailed above. All applications for this school must be made through County Council Admissions Arrangements, not this school.

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

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
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  • Phone: 01636 626268