Parents set to find out about secondary school places

26 February 2018

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

We'll make offers of places to 8,359 Derbyshire children on Thursday 1 March 2018.

Of those parents who applied by the closing date, 94.4% are due to be offered their first choice school. Overall, 98.3% have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.

Our Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said:

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

"I'd also like to thank our school admissions and transport team for processing more than 8,000 applications.

"There are still a few parents who haven't applied for their child's place so we're urging them to 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.

Alternatively parents can get information from our school admissions and transport team, tel: 01629 537479.

Every parent in Derbyshire made their secondary school application online this year for the first time since we took on responsibility for acting as a central clearing house to deal with admissions to all secondary schools 13 years ago.

Parents who provided an email address are due to receive an email about their child's place after 9.30am on Thursday 1 March 2018. Or parents can log on to our school admissions website (opens in a new window) after 9.30am using their user ID.

We'll post out letters on Thursday 1 March 2018 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 Monday 16 April 2018.

Anyone who hasn't already made an application should do so urgently by using the late application facility (opens in a new window) or Call Derbyshire tel: 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 tel: 01629 537479.