General Admissions

Mornington is a popular and over-subscribed primary school.

First Admissions are dealt with by Nottinghamshire County Council.

‘For those families with summer born children, you may like to refer the DFE advice for parents which can be found here:

Summer born children starting school: advice for parents – GOV.UK (  and also the DFE guidance for schools:

Guidance on handling admission requests for summer born children – GOV.UK (

We work very closely with the other schools within the Kimberley community including The Kimberley School. This is a strong collaboration of schools who have a shared philosophy for the very best education for all pupils.

We are an inclusive school and welcome all applications and endeavour to provide places for children within the admission limits. Pupils will be admitted without reference to ability or aptitude.

The Pupil Admission number for Reception (FS2) is 40 and for all other year groups is 45.

As required by the regulations of 2005, children for whom Mornington Primary School is the named school in an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) will be offered a place at the school. The Governing Body of the school cannot guarantee a place at the school for any other category of application. If the school is oversubscribed, the Nottinghamshire criteria will be used to determine the allocation of places.

Waiting List

In the event of over-subscription, the school will operate a waiting list. A child’s place on the waiting list will be determined by the criteria including distance as the crow flies. That place may go up or down depending on whether places become available or if late or in year applications are received. The Governors of the school, in partnership with the Local Authority, will administer the waiting list for the duration of the co-ordinated admissions scheme. Once the co-ordinated scheme is closed, the waiting list will remain open but be administered by the Governors of the school.

Moving schools during term time

You may be wish to move your child to our school within a school year. This is possible, subject to available places. You must apply directly to the school using the admission form below. You will be informed with 10 working days of the outcome of your application.

If you are offered a space for your child then a start date is set and a transition process begins.

If you would like to visit our school, please contact the office to arrange an appointment.



Parents have the right to an independent appeals panel if they are not happy with the outcome of their application.

  • Any appeal must be made to the Clerk to the Admissions Appeal Panel within 20 school days from the date of the refusal letter.
  • Parents will receive notice of the date of appeal at least 10 days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appeals lodged within the time-frame will be heard within 40 school days.
  • Appeals for late applications will be heard within 20 school days.
  • Repeat applications in the same academic year will not be considered unless there is a significant and material change in circumstances.

Fair Access Protocol

The school recognises its responsibility to fulfill its statutory duties under the admission code and will participate in the local area protocol.

To apply for a place at Mornington for other year groups you can use the application form below.

Please contact our Office Administrator, Lorna Raynor, if you would like to make an appointment to visit the school. Please download our Admissions Form here:

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