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Our Annual Open Evening is moving online this year.  Live from Friday 25th September.

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Year 6 parents who are looking at secondary school places for 2021 entry are invited to watch our ‘virtual’ Open Evening video which will be available on the school website on Friday 25th September 2020. As well as this, small group tours are taking place. These tours will give you an opportunity to walk around the school and find out more about what we do at Park Vale Academy. Places are limited so please book early. 

If you would like a Park Vale Academy prospectus, please contact the school reception.

Should you have any questions about admissions to Park Vale Academy, we are always happy to help. Contact us at 

Park Vale Academy Admissions Policy – 2020/2021

The Academy caters for students from Year 7 to 11

The Academy considers all applications for places in line with Nottingham City Council's Admissions Policy. This ensures that students of all abilities, backgrounds and faiths will be catered for and welcomed.

Admission Requests


Thank you for your interest in Park Vale Academy.  We hope you find all the information you require on our website.  If you would like your child to transfer to Park Vale Academy during the current academic year you will need to contact the academy office.

Catchment Area

Catchment Area

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Please see below Admissions policy for Park Vale Academy Admissions 2020-2021 - Apply before the 31st October.  National offer day is 1st March 2021.


Applying for your place at Park Vale Academy couldn't be easier. All applications should be made through the Local Authority process and places will be allocated in the spring of Year 6. Please contact the schools admissions team directly to apply for a Year 7 place at the Academy for the September intake  - You can contact the team by calling 0115 841 5568, you can also apply via their website here*

You can also email them directly at 

Admissions Appeal Timeline for September 2021

If you have been unsuccessful in being offered a place at The Park Vale Academy on 1 March 2021 (National Offer Day), you have the right to appeal against this decision to an independent appeals panel.

How to lodge an appeal

Please send a written request for an appeal to our Admissions Officer, Miss L Hobbs, 

A ‘Notice of Appeal’ form will be sent to you upon receipt of your request. You will need to return your completed Notice of Appeal by 31 March. Appeals received after this deadline will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals, where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged with the school.

The appeal hearing

For applications made as part of the normal admissions round, our appeals will be held in two stages:

Stage 1 

Academy’s case

All parents who have lodged an appeal will be invited to attend Stage 1 of the appeal hearings on Tuesday 1 June 2021. The meeting will take place at 9am in the Conference Room at The Park Vale Academy. This will allow the school to present its case and to take questions based on its case from both parents and the independent appeals panel.

Provided the independent appeals panel is satisfied that prejudice has been proven, your individual appeal will then take place as follows:

Stage 2

Parent’s case

Parents will be notified of an individual time for their individual appeal no less than 10 days before the hearing. Individual appeal hearings will take place throughout the day on Tuesday 1 June 2021 at The Park Vale Academy.

Parents will be notified in writing of the outcome of their appeal by Tuesday 8 June 2021.

Click here for the Park Vale Academy Admissions Policy 2020/21 

Click here for the 2021/22 Admissions Policy

Click here for the 2022/23 Admissions Policy