Admission into Year 7 in September 2021

Bluecoat Trent Academy will join the family of schools of Archway Learning Trust.

Bluecoat Trent Academy will serve the geographical area of North, Central and West Nottingham and the draft admission arrangements will support this with the majority of places being based on distance.

The admission arrangements have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE) and are currently under consultation.  The deadline for any comments as part of the consultation is Monday, 9th  November 2020. Once the consultation window is closed the determined arrangements will be published.

Families do not need to wait for the consultation to end before applying for a place for entry to Year 7 in September 2021.

Families wishing to apply for a place at Bluecoat Trent Academy do not need to name Bluecoat Trent Academy as one of their preferences on their common application form.  This is because the first intake to Bluecoat Trent Academy does not form part of the coordinated scheme, allowing parents to receive an offer of a secondary school place through the Local Authority coordinated admissions scheme and Bluecoat Trent Academy should a place be available, this allows families time to learn more about Bluecoat Trent Academy and make an informed decision when accepting their secondary school place.

Application Process (how to apply)

Applications are to be made directly to Archway Learning Trust.

Archway Learning Trust will process applications outside the normal local authority process for co-ordinating school offers.  This means you will need to complete your Local Authority (LA) common application form for your other choices of secondary school in addition to a separate application for Bluecoat Trent Academy.

Applications should be completed online – click here to complete the online application

Alternatively, where this is not possible an application can be posted on request, please email: to request an application, providing you address and contact details.

Paper applications should be returned to:

Bluecoat Trent Academy Admissions,

Archway Learning Trust,

Aspley Lane,


NG8 5GY                                     

The closing date for applications is Midday, Friday, 26th February 2021.

Offers will be made on National Offer Day (1st March 2021) by the Archway Learning Trust, in addition you will receive an offer via the Local Authority for your other choice of secondary schools.

If we have not entered into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for opening the Academy by that date, the offer will be conditional and will be confirmed once we have a signed funding agreement. It is for this reason why you are able to receive an offer for secondary school through the Local Authority and Bluecoat Trent Academy.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via or via telephone on 0115 929 7445 ext.3101

Admission Arrangements and Online Application

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