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North Nibley C of E Primary School

Joining ‘Reception’ in September 2024

Thank you so much for taking an interest in our school.

In due course the Local Authority will contact you directly. They will ask you to express a number of preferences, in a ranked order. We hope to feature highly on your shortlist, and highly recommend that you watch in full our ‘Virtual Open Day’ video, currently in preparation. (See ‘Open Days’ for full details).

Parents will still need to apply even if they have children already at the school.   No child will be considered for a place at any school unless they make an application to their Local Authority.

If you suspect that the Local Authority are unaware of your child’s existence (for example, you are new to the area) please contact us directly – we’ll help to make sure you aren’t  missed!) 


Admissions 2024 – A Timeline from the Local Authority

The following information and dates refer to the ‘September 2022 intake’ of Reception pupils, and is offered only as a guide for Septembers in later years.

Dates What happens?
From November 2023 Letters are sent out from the Local Authority (Gloucestershire County Council - GCC) explaining how to apply for a school place. If you are a Gloucestershire resident and you still have not received a letter by December, please contact co-ordinated admissions
From 3rd November 2023 to midnight, 15th January 2024 Online application facility open. The facility CLOSES at Midnight on 15th January 2024
Midnight 31st March 2024 Closing date for requesting a deferment for Summer-born children. The documentation for this can be found below.
Tuesday 16th April 2024 Allocation Day
Tuesday 23rd April 2024 Closing date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s
After Tuesday 14th May 2024 Outcome of waiting list requests
Midnight Tuesday 21st May 2024 Appeals to NORTH NIBLEY should be made by 21st May so that outcomes are shared and time is still available for further appeals to the Local Authority. Those making an appeal will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing. Decision letters will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible. The documentation for this process can be found below.
Midnight Tuesday 21st May 2024 Closing date for return of reply forms to the Local Authority (GCC).
June 2024 to July 2024 Appeals to the Local Authority will be heard.


If we are over-subscribed, parents and carers might choose to appeal. Our ‘Exceeding PAN Protocol’ sets out the rules by which we will consider any request to go above our Published Admission Number (PAN) in any year group.

Admissions – Exceeding our PAN and In-Year Admissions

DOWNLOAD this APPEALS FORM after the Local Authority reconsideration phase has run its course.

Admissions – Appeal to North Nibley Governors

Admissions – Further information

Please visit our general ‘Admissions’ index page for further options.


Primary Guidance Booklet 2021-22

Summer Born Information Sheet and application

Infant, Primary and Junior School Information Booklet 2021-22