At Sutton Community Academy, we understand that the move to secondary is a big step for your child. We are introducing new levels of support to help smooth this transition and will have a dedicated section of our website to provide information and direct contact details should you have any questions. Please click on the link above to see our prospectus.

We very much look forward to welcoming your child to our academy as part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of schools.

Click here to download a copy of our prospectus


Information About Admission

We have space for 170 children in our Year 7 cohort.

If you are applying for a place in Year 7 starting in September before the application closing date, please apply via the Local Authority for the area in which you live. Where this is Nottinghamshire County Council, this can be found here.

If you miss the deadline, you can still apply through your Local Authority; however your application will be treated as a late application. These will be considered after applications received by the deadline.

Transferring to Our Academy

In-Year Admissions occur when an application for admission is made outside the normal admissions round for admittance to start Year 7 or 12 with us. All ATT academies, including SCA, conduct their own In-Year admissions,

For In-Year Admissions, you should apply using the ATT In-Year Application Form and return it to Sutton Community Academy, High Pavement, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, NG17 1EE.

Applications for In-Year Admissions made directly to the academy will be considered by a panel of 3 members, consisting of a senior member of staff in charge of the academy’s admissions and two other from among:

  • a local governor
  • a trust leader
  • an external admissions consultant.

It will be up to the admissions authority panel in the academy to determine if places are available or whether further admissions would cause prejudice to the provision of an efficient education. Our admissions panel will issue a decision on an individual admission within 15 working days following receipt of an application.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 01623 980055.

Please complete and return the In-Year Application Form below:

ATT In Year Application Form

Please also complete and return our In-Year Application Questionnaire below, which helps us determine if our academy is a good fit for your child:

SCA In Year Application Questionnaire


If Our Academy is Oversubscribed

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, we will give preference to children according to the following rules in this order of priority, according to ATT’s Admissions Policy:

  • Looked-After Children and all Previously Looked-After Children (children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after) including those children who appear (to ATT, the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted in accordance with section 22 of the Children’s Act (1989) State care is further defined as being in the care of public authorities, religious authorities or other organisations that act in the public benefit.
  • Siblings of current pupils, which, for the purposes of our policy, are defined as children living permanently at the same address as a child attending the academy at the time of their admission (including children in the sixth form).
  • Other children by distance from the academy, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the academy as measured using Ordnance Survey data to plot an address employing the measuring system used by the local authority in which the academy is situated. Distances are measured ‘as the crow flies’ (i.e. a straight-line distance) from the child’s property address point to the academy’s property address point on the site where the child will predominantly be based.


There are two situations which override the use of the oversubscription criteria detailed above:

  • Children who have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan which names a specific school must by law be offered a place at that school
  • In the case of applications to sixth form provision, academic entry requirements may also be taken into account.


We keep a waiting list for each year group which is used to fill any vacancies. This is ordered based on the above criteria and not on the date your child is added to it.

The waiting list is cleared at the end of June each year (and 1 January for Year 7). If you would like your child to remain on the list after these dates please contact us on 01623 980055.


Our Admissions Policies


Admissions Policy 2024-25

Admissions Policy 2025-2026

We want to make applying to our academy as easy as possible, so below we have listed how you do this. Please get in touch if you have any queries on 01623 980055.

Applying to join our Sixth Form click here