Foundation Programme Recruitment 2023 

Key Dates: 

Notification of Allocation to Foundation School: Thursday 9th March 2023 

Programme Preferencing Window (1-Stage Process): Thursday 9th March 2023 – Thursday 30th March 2023 (12NOON BST) 

Notification of Match to Programme (Cohort 1):  Thursday 13th April 2023 

Further Programme Preferencing and Programme Matches (Cohort 2): May - July 2023

Recruitment Paperwork Transferred to Employing Organisations (e.g. allocations, application forms, references):  From Monday 13th April 2023 onwards

Receive Allocation Letter via email:  By Friday 21st April 2023 

Applicants must begin Provisional Registration process (if not already): From Monday 1st May 2023

Online References Collected via Oriel: Thursday 9th March 2023 - Friday 14th July 2023 (12NOON BST)



LNR and Trent Foundation Schools use a 1-Stage Process for Preferencing (Programme only). 


Score Distribution Charts 


LNR and Trent Score Distribution Charts for 2022 recruitment are available in the Documents section at the end of this page.  (Score Distribution Charts for 2023 recruitment will be available in March 2023). 


Special Circumstances 


Special circumstances pre-allocates you to a Foundation School, but not to a programme within LNR or Trent.  Therefore, you should rank programmes by the specified deadlines. 


Linked Applications 


Linked applications allow for you to be in the same Foundation School only and not the same Programme, employing organisation or town. 


Reserve List Allocations 


Applicants will be contacted via email on the day of allocation to Foundation School with details of allocation to programme. 




















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