Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School

Making a difference as we grow together

Eskdale Drive, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 5FN

0115 925 2928


Admission Arrangements

Applications for places at our school are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council; the school does not deal with places directly. The school converted to an academy on 1st September 2018, joining The Flying High Trust Partnership, and will therefore be responsible for processing admission appeals only using the FHP Admission Appeals Form.


Please visit Nottinghamshire County Council website to review the process on how to apply for a school place, including confirmation of the school catchment area, important key dates and the Admissions Policy. Paper copies of application forms can be obtained by telephoning the Admissions Department on 0300 500 8080 or emailing


Admission Appeals and Coronavirus (Covid-19) update 30/04/2020

Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has impacted on the ability of schools and panels to carry out admission appeals in the usual way and therefore there may be some unavoidable delays to the commencement to appeals being held across the country. However, as parents/families must continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place, the Government announced regulatory changes on the 24th April 2020 to the Admissions Appeals Code which will enable hearings to take place, although it is unlikely these will be in person due to social distancing requirements.

Your appeal, once submitted, will be forwarded to the Independent Clerk, who is currently planning again for the commencement of the appeal hearings. He will be in touch with you as soon as possible once a date has been agreed for the hearing to take place. We do fully recognise the frustration this may cause but these are unprecedented times and trust you fully understand this. Each appeal should continue to be sent to and you will receive acknowledgment that the appeal has been received, update on the situation and contact details for the appeals clerk who will manage your appeal and keep you informed of progress, date and outcomes.

Assuring you of our best attention at all times.


Primary School Appeals Timetable for entry into 2020-21

National closing date for on-time applications

Wednesday 15 January 2020

National offer date for all Infant/Junior and Primary Schools

Thursday 16 April 2020

Independent appeals heard

June/July 2020






Infant class size appeals

Infant classes must not contain more than 30 pupils with a single school teacher. When an infant class has already reached the legal limit of 30, appeal panels can only offer a place in very limited circumstances.



Following a brief induction meeting for parents towards the end of June, we provide an induction programme in the summer term for our new Foundation Stage children and their parents. Induction packs provide information about what happens in school and includes a number of forms for parents to complete and sign.  New children start school full time after the summer holidays. If you think your child may  take a while to settle, then a part time timetable can be discussed with a view to building to full time very quickly.

New children settle very quickly at our school; we encourage independence from the start but are also mindful that some need a little more time to get used to routines.

Those children, who join us part way through the year may start school on an agreed date which is negotiated with the school.

We currently have an admission limit of 70 children per year group, with 3 year groups, giving a maximum number on roll of 210 children. This does not include the Seedlings Nursery.

Please contact the school office on 0115 9252928 for further information.


Click here to read our current Admissions Policy

Click here to read our revised Admissions Policy for the 2020/2021 academic year

Click here to read our revised Admissions Policy for the 2021/2022 academic year