Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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Nottinghamshire Applications for Primary School places in September, 2022 opened on 8th November, 2021 until 15th January, 2022. Applications for Secondary school places for September 2022 opened on 9th August, 2021 and closed on 31st October, 2021!
Click here for the latest news and application options.


Decisionz is excited to announce the release of the autumn 2021 issue of their careers e-zine, their biggest and best issue yet. The new e-zine features 60 pages packed with careers advice, local opportunities and interesting articles to provide guidance and support for students on the journey to their future.

Click here to read Decisionz latest press release.

Online Gaming has surged in popularity through and after Covid-19.
Read latest advice for parents here...

Getting back into employment?

Enable is the Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills Consortium serving the East Midlands and the UK.

Enable is a charity which provides training, skills development and education for people who want to start or further their career. We do this through providing  opportunities that address local learning, skills and employment needs. Click on the link at the top of this page for much more about Enable’s offerings.

The National Deaf Children’s Society has a range of advice to help deaf children (and adults too) through the Covid crisis. In particular it explores the important of ‘see-through’ masks so that deaf people can lip read. Click here for much more...

Nottinghamshire schools holiday dates through to Summer 2023 here...
Some pupils may be studying at schools in nearby Gainsborough which is in the county of Lincolnshire. To view Lincolnshire’s holiday patterns through to July 2023
click here.

Retford Post-16 Centre is underwent major changes from Autumn 2018 - read more here...

The Consumers’ Association, publishers of Which? magazines, has a free online leaflet for parents and students. It covers everything from exam results and subject choices to student finance and what to pack.
Download it as:

University guide - free guide to applications and decisions for parents - more here...

A wide range of training courses, particularly focused on employment and voluntary-sector needs, are available locally. Also included are links to North Notts College - follow our Local Courses link above.

Nottinghamshire Wheels to Work programme.
Click on poster for more and contacts



If you really want to keep your finger on the pulse, get in touch with Bassetlaw Community & Voluntary Service (BCVS) and ask to be put on their weekly e-mail Bulletin mailing list - it’s packed with local courses and events.

The ‘state’ sector school structure in this part of Bassetlaw is well developed and respected. Clarborough Primary School has very recently had return visit by Ofsted and the results of that inspection were very positive indeed. Go to the Primary School section of this page for full details.

Looking for ‘things to do’ during weekends or half-terms?
Take a look at the range of things planned at:
Clarborough Village Hall
Retford Library
Bassetlaw Museum
The Holocaust Centre
Idle Valley Nature Reserve
Austerfield Study Centre

and so much more - just explore this site!

For young people who feel the need to chat to a
counsellor, go to Kooth - click on the logo.


And then, of course, we have Academy status...

A number of secondary schools or academies (following recent changes to the whole structure of state education) serve the area, all with comprehensive coverage of the curriculum but with their own particular specialisms. Have a look in our Secondary Schools section for more specific links.

For some information and discussions of the whole notion of Academy Status as it currently exists in English state education, have a look at the following links:

Academy Status - the Department for Education view.

Two Head Teachers outline the pros and cons of Academy Status (BBC News)

And then there is the political agenda!

Bullying tactics - Guardian newspaper article (16 Dec 2011).