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Primary, infant and junior school places announced

Published: 19 April 2021

Parents across the county find out about their child’s primary, infant or junior school place.  


We made offers of places to approximately 10,800 children on Friday 16 April 2021.

Of those parents who applied for a reception place by the closing date, 94.6% were offered their first-choice school. Overall, 98.2% were offered a place at one of their 3 preferred schools.

And of those who applied for a junior place by the deadline, 96.5% were offered a place at their first preference school and 96.6% were offered a place at one of their three preferred schools. 

Jane Parfrement, Executive Director for Children’s Services at Derbyshire County Council said:

“Starting school is a big step for every child and I’m really pleased that so many families have been allocated a place at one of their three preferred schools.

“I’d like to thank everyone who applied within the deadline and I’d like to thank our school admissions and transport team for all their hard work processing all the applications.

“If you haven’t applied for your child’s primary school place yet then please get in contact with us as a matter of urgency using the details below.”

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 information on how to appeal.

Alternatively, parents can get information from the council’s school admissions and transport team by calling tel: 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 should have received an email about their child’s place on Friday 16 April 2021. Alternatively parents can log on to find their child's place using their user ID.

We posted letters on Friday 16 April 2021 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 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, tel: 01629 537479.