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 and Wymeswold.

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, Admissions Application Form and the Admissions Appeal Form can be downloaded from the Policies And Documents section of our website.

Maps of the current and future catchment areas for The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Do you want your child to join Year 7 in September 2024?

For all enquiries please contact Gail Burrows on 0115 9373506 ext. 146 or


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

For all in-year transfers and applications during school holidays, please contact Lauren Foottit (

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

If you are considering applying to our superb Sixth Form for September 2024 then you will need to apply directly to us.

Apply here

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!

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."