Parents set to find out about primary school places

12 April 2018

Parents across the county are due to hear about their child's primary school place next week.


We will make offers of places to more than 11,000 children on Monday 16 April.

Of those parents who applied by the closing date, 94.5% are due to be offered their first choice school. Overall, 99.1% have been offered a place at one of their 3 preferred schools.

And of those who applied for a junior place by the deadline, 97% will be offered a place at their first preference school and 98.4% will be offered a place at one of their 3 preferred schools.

Our Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said:

"We're pleased that so many families have got their first choice school and I'd like to thank everyone who applied within the deadline.

"Our school admissions and transport team have done another fantastic job of processing more than 11,000 applications and I'd like to thank them for all their hard work.

"If you haven't applied for your child's primary school place please get in contact with us as soon as possible."

The small number of parents who have not been offered a place at their preferred school have the right of appeal to an independent panel. Information on how to appeal is available online by visiting www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions

Alternatively parents can get information from our admissions and transport team by calling 01629 537479.

This year 99.9% of parents in Derbyshire applied for their child's primary school place online.

Parents who provided an email address are due to receive an email about their child's place after 9.30am on Monday 16 April. Or parents can log on after 9.30am at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions using their user ID.

We will post out letters on Monday 16 April to parents who didn't provide an email address.

Anyone who hasn't already made an application should do so urgently by using the late application facility at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions or Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays (9.30am and 4pm on Saturday).

Paper application forms are also available from our school admissions and transport team on 01629 537479.