Burntstump Seely C of E Primary Academy

Inspire and Aspire



PLEASE NOTE: Application to Vary our 2021/22 Admission arrangements.


Due to the temporary closure of Churches and other places of worship during the Covid19 Lockdown, (which has impacted on our normal process for verifying church attendance/faith commitment as specified in our admission arrangements), the SNMAT Trust (as our admissions authority) has applied for a variation to our 2021/22 admission arrangements. Please see attached letter from the Chair of the Trust Board.

Cof TB Letter

 Once we have received confirmation of the proposed variation from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator we will then be able to upload our revised 2021/22 admission arrangements and Supplementary Information Form to our website.  In the meantime please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 Please contact the SNMAT admissions officer - alison.jacobson@southwell.anglican.org if you need to discuss this matter further


Determined Admission Arrangements 2021-22

All admissions authorities must determine admission arrangements by 28th February every year, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required.

The Diocese of Southwell  & Nottingham Multi Academy Trust (SNMAT) determined its 2021-22 admission arrangements for all partner academies in the Trust on 11 February 2020.

Following a consultation in October 2019, Burntstump Seely 2021-22 admission arrangements have now been updated to include.

  • a new standardised format for the arrangements
  • a new definition of church commitment 
  • a new SIF form to reflect the new definition of church commitment


 SEE. 2021-22. determined arrangements. Jan 2020_Amended NCC.docx

 SEE. SIF. Jan 2020.docx

Right of Appeal

Under the terms of the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012, if you apply for and are refused a  place at Burntstump Seely CofE Primary Academy you have the right to appeal.

Admission Appeals at SNMAT academies are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council Appeals Team, who provide an independent appeals process.  If you decide that you wish to proceed with an appeal, you should within 20 school days of the date of the refusal letter complete the online form on Nottinghamshire County Council's website:-


For parents/carers who are unable to use the online form, a printed form can requested from NCC's customer contact centre – 0300 500 80 80


 PRIMARY Appeals Timetable 2020.docx