Primary, infant and junior school admissions

Apply for your child's primary, infant or junior school place.


Apply for a primary or infant school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 and will be eligible to start school in September 2016 you should have applied for their infant/primary school place by 15 January 2016. The closing date has now passed but you can still make a late application.

You can make a late application using our late online system (opens in a new window) which opens on 22 January 2016.

Apply by telephone

Through Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 from 22 January 2016. See our contact us (opens in a new window) page for information on costs and opening hours.

Apply by post

Request a paper form from us by emailing email: admissions.transport@derbyshire.gov.uk or calling 01629 537499.

Apply for a junior school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 and is in their final year at infant school you should have applied for a junior school place by 15 January 2016. The closing date has now passed but you can still make an application.

You can make a late application using our late online system (opens in a new window) which opens on 22 January 2016.

If your child attends a school outside of Derbyshire which operates a different pattern of education and they are due to transfer to primary school phase in September 2016 you should also have applied for their school place by 15 January 2016. The closing date has now passed but you can still make a late application (opens in a new window) using our online junior late application facility which opens on 22 January 2016.

Apply by telephone

Through Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 from 22 January 2016. See our contact us (opens in a new window) page for information on costs and opening hours.

Apply by post

Request a paper form from us by emailing admissions.transport@derbyshire.gov.uk or calling tel: 01629 537499.

Please remember

Parents have a legal right to express a preference for which school they want their child to attend.

This is not the same as being able to choose, but means that if a parent expresses a preference for a particular school and there are places available then a place should be offered at that school.

However, in law there is no automatic right to place a child in any particular school and it may not be possible to offer a place at a preferred school.

When applying for a school place you must apply through the council covering the area in which you live, which may not be the same as where the school is.

If you don't live in Derbyshire search the DirectGov local council directory (opens in a new window) to find your 'home' council.

Changing school at other times

If you are moving to Derbyshire or want to apply for your child to move schools other than at the normal admission/transfer time, you can find out all you need to know about on our changing schools web page.

Appeals

If you are unable to get a place for your child in your preferred school you can appeal against the decision. You can do this online and all the information you will need is on our appeals web page (opens in a new window). Guidance is also available attached to this page. 

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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