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 2012 and 31 August 2013 your child will be eligible to start school in September 2017.

Apply online

You can apply for a primary or infant school place online (opens in a new window)

Our application system will be available between Monday 14 November 2016 and midnight on Wednesday 15 January 2017.

Apply by telephone

From 14 November 2016 until 8pm on Tuesday 15 January 2017, ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 to apply by phone.

Apply for a junior school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 and is in their final year at infant school they will transfer to junior school in September 2017.

If your child attends a school outside of Derbyshire which operates a different pattern of education and they are due to transfer primary school phase in September 2017 the following information will also apply to you. You should make an application using our junior application facilities.

Apply online

You can apply for a junior school place online (opens in a new window)

Our application system will be available between Monday 14 November 2016 and midnight on Wednesday 15 January 2017.

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 you can find your home council on DirectGov (opens in a new window)

Changing school at other times

If you're moving to Derbyshire you can apply for your child to move schools other than at the normal admission or transfer time

Appeals

If you can't get a place for your child in your preferred school you can appeal against the decision.

Appeal a primary school admission online (opens in a new window) or complete the appeal form 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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