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68 Nottinghamshire schools over or at full capacity, figures show

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A total of 68 schools across Nottinghamshire county and Nottingham city are over or at full capacity, according to latest figures. That figure is based on the number of pupils enrolled at a school compared to its capacity as of the 2020/21 academic year, based on data recently published by the Government.

This includes 51 primary schools in Nottinghamshire county are at full capacity or over, while a total of 11 secondary schools in Nottinghamshire county are full or over capacity. In the city, one secondary school and five primary schools are included.

Catherine Underwood, corporate director for People at Nottingham City Council, said: “It’s quite normal for some schools to admit a small number of additional pupils beyond their official roll. This could be for reasons such as a parent or carer winning an appeal, or a pupil with additional needs benefitting from access to a school that can provide the best resources for that child.

“Also, things like accepting twins, keeping siblings together in the same school or placing a looked-after child. We constantly monitor this situation and work closely with schools and academies to provide further capacity and flexibility where it’s needed.

“Sometimes we can have a ‘bulge year’ where a higher-than-average birth rate temporarily increases demand for places, only for that to fall back to more natural levels the year after. The City Council has invested more than £40m since 2009 to provide additional primary places in Nottingham and we support academy chains and the Department for Education with new building projects at secondary level, like the current Bluecoat Trent Academy which will offer a further 1,200 places when complete.”

Nationally, there has been a net increase of 1.1million school places since 2009/10 because of high birth rates in 2008 and 2012 leading to higher numbers of children reaching primary school in 2012, with higher numbers now moving to the secondary phase. Currently, the increase of primary places being added is slowing, but the rate of secondary places being added is increasing.

Local authority forecasts suggest demand for primary school places will peak in 2021/22 and then decrease. Local authorities expect demand for secondary school places will rise until 2025/26 and then level off. This is due to the increase previously seen in primary pupil numbers continuing to move through the secondary phase.

Below is a full breakdown of which schools in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are over or at full capacity as of the academic year of 2020/21.

Nottinghamshire county primary schools (51)

  • Farnsfield St Michael’s – 280 (places), 282 (pupils on roll)
  • Birklands Primary – 235, 245
  • Croft Primary – 406, 411
  • Woodland View Primary – 350, 361
  • Dalesworth Primary and Nursery – 315, 317
  • Arno Vale Junior School – 240, 241
  • Richard Bonington Primary & Nursery – 420, 423
  • Priory Junior School – 233, 238
  • Phoenix Infant & Nursery – 180, 180
  • Willow Farm Primary – 210, 212
  • Fairfield Primary Academy – 580, 622
  • Chetwynd Primary Academy – 420, 424
  • Bracken Lane Primary Academy – 210, 211
  • Bagthorpe Primary – 165, 170
  • Lady Bay Primary – 405, 405
  • Jesse Gray Primary – 420, 424
  • West Bridgford Infant – 243, 250
  • Abbey Road Primary – 420, 433
  • West Bridgford Junior – 340, 352
  • Norbridge Academy – 420, 426
  • Ramsden Primary – 204, 204
  • Abbey Gates Primary – 210, 210
  • Radcliffe-on-Trent Junior – 280, 309
  • Willoughby Primary – 49, 49
  • Robert Miles Junior – 240, 252
  • Hollywell Primary – 210, 210
  • Morven Park Primary & Nursery – 420, 422
  • Orchard Primary & Nursery – 312, 312
  • Greenwood Primary & Nursery – 420, 424
  • Barnby Road Academy Primary & Nursery – 525, 532
  • Holly Primary – 280, 290
  • Prospect Hill Junior – 229, 231
  • Mornington Primary – 280, 298
  • Gateford Park Primary – 210, 213
  • Pierrepont Gamston Primary – 315, 316
  • St Edmund’s CofE Primary – 210, 214
  • St Andrew’s CofE Primary – 294, 319
  • All Hallows CofE Primary – 210, 211
  • Underwood CofE Primary – 175, 180
  • St John’s CofE Academy – 413, 423
  • Cuckney CofE Primary – 140, 142
  • St Peter’s CofE Junior – 360, 370
  • North Wheatley CofE Primary – 103, 108
  • Abbey Primary – 420, 421
  • St Luke’s CofE (Aided) Primary – 136, 152
  • The Primary of St Mary and St Martin – 105, 114
  • Cotgrave CofE – 105, 110
  • Lowdham CofE – 190, 196
  • Wood’s Foundation CofE – 210, 215
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Primary – 210, 210
  • Blidworth Oaks Primary – 315, 326

Nottinghamshire county secondary schools (11)

  • South Nottinghamshire Academy – 700, 751
  • Outwood Academy Valley – 1709, 1712
  • Redhill Academy – 1409, 1616
  • Carlton le Willows Academy – 1446, 1763
  • Alderman White College – 725, 763
  • The West Bridgford School – 1372, 1727
  • Toot Hill – 1808, 1933
  • The Joseph Whitaker – 1265, 1331
  • The Beckett – 1061, 1112
  • The National CofE Academy – 1184, 1249
  • George Spencer Academy and Technology College – 1500, 1642

Nottingham city primary schools (5)

  • Victoria Primary – 315, 323
  • Old Basford School – 420, 427
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Primary – 420, 421
  • Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Primary and Nursery – 210, 215
  • Our Lady & St Edward Primary & Nursery Catholic Voluntary Academy – 210, 214

Nottingham city secondary schools (1)

  • Bluecoat Wollaton Academy – 750, 781

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