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Parents across Derbyshire due to hear about their child’s secondary school place for September

Published: 28 February 2023

Parents across Derbyshire are due to hear about their child’s secondary school place tomorrow. (Wednesday, 1 March 2023)

We will make offers of places to around 9,000 Derbyshire children on National Offer Day on Wednesday, 1 March 2023.  

‎Of those parents who applied by the closing date 93.9% are due to be offered their first preference school. Overall, 96.1% have been offered a place at one of their 3 preferred schools.  

Our Cabinet Member for Education Councillor Alex Dale said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who applied to us on time for their child’s secondary school place for September.

“I’d also like to thank our school admissions and transport team for processing more than 10,000 applications and helping parents with their applications for this important stage in their children’s educational journey - the move to ‘big school’ – as part of our ongoing commitment to giving every Derbyshire child the best possible start in life.

“There were a few parents who didn’t make an application and their children will be offered the normal area school for their home address if the school has vacancies, or the nearest school with vacancies if the normal area school is oversubscribed. Parents can still make an application for preferred schools if they wish.”

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. Find out how to make a school admission appeal.
‎Alternatively parents can get information from our school admissions and transport team by calling, tel: 01629 537479.  
‎Almost every parent in Derbyshire made their secondary school application online this year with 99.9% visiting our website to complete the form. 
‎Parents who provided an email address are due to receive an email about their child’s place by 9.30am on Wednesday 1 March. Parents can also log on to view the school place offered with their user ID after 9.30am.

‎We will post out letters on Wednesday 1 March to parents who didn’t provide an email address.  
‎Parents who have applied for places at infant, primary or junior schools for their child will be notified on 17 April 2023.  
‎Anyone who hasn’t already made an application should do so urgently by using the late application facility or Call Derbyshire on‎ tel: 01629 533190 between 8am and 6pm on weekdays (9.30am and 4pm on Saturday).  
‎Paper application forms are also available from our school admissions and transport team on tel: 01629 537479.  for parents who cannot access the online or telephone mediated service.