The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form


Admissions Policy

We are proud to serve the families from these link primary schools: Bunny, Candleby Lane, Cotgrave CofE, Crossdale, Keyworth, Tollerton, Kinoulton, Willoughby and Willow Brook.  Students also attend from many other Primary Schools including Ruddington St Peters.

We are also lucky to work with families outside of these areas - this currently includes students from West Bridgford, Bingham and Leicestershire. We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in joining our great school - the details below will explain to you how you can get in touch with us.

PLEASE NOTE: our Admissions Policy for a specific year and the Admissions Appeal Form can be downloaded from the Policies And Documents section of our website.

Download a map of the catchment area for The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form here

Do you want your child to join Year 7 in September 2021?

For all enquiries please contact Karen Gillen on 0115 9373506 ext. 127 or

Do you want your child to join the current Years 7 to 11?

For all in-year transfers please contact Claire Till (

For applications during school holidays contact Matt Simpson (

Do you want to apply for a place in our Sixth Form?

If you are considering applying to our superb Sixth Form for September 2019 then you will need to apply directly to us.

Post 16 Application Form 2019 Start

Do you want to find out more about Fristory?

What is Fristory?

Fristory is a course for years 7 & 8.

If you wish to apply, you will be given the opportunity to learn French/German next year and in place of History lessons you will study Fristory. 

  • Fristory - French immersion history,

We are running this course as students are proven to learn languages more easily when immersed in the language. 

To find out more, click here!

Notice for Prospective Hollygate Park Residents

We are just under 5 miles away from this exciting new housing development in Cotgrave and are delighted to be able to offer parents the opportunity to send their child to our high attaining school. Please download this letter to find out more about what we can offer you and how you can find out more about us.

There will be dedicated school transport from Hollygate Park and the Academy will be able to provide financial assistance for families.

What do parents say?

95% agree that their child is happy, 99% that their child is safe and 96% say their child is well looked after. 93% agree that their child makes good progress.

"SWA has improved year on year and this is due to the excellent teaching staff in place."

"My three children have had a fantastic education at South Wolds, why on earth would anyone want any more?"

"The main choice for a lot of folk around here is between our school and private and that was an easy decision for my two sons who are already at the school (and love it and are both doing brilliantly) and I have no question that my daughter will join them in a couple of years. The staff all realise the responsibility they have and the passion and energy that I see in the school is first rate and I see this in my kids and their friends at the school."