Alert close - icon Fill 1 Copy 10 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Untitled-1 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Fill 1 Copy 10 menu Group 3 Group 3 Copy 3 Group 3 Copy Page 1 Group 2 Group 2 Skip to content

Determination of schools' admission arrangements 2016/2017

The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2016/2017 school year.

Admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools 2016/2017

There are no changes to the general admission arrangements for community and controlled schools in Derbyshire other than:

  • changes to key dates in the admissions process for 2016/2017 which are set out in the coordinated scheme
  • changes to a number of published admission numbers.

Changes to published admission numbers

There are changes to the school Published Admission Numbers (PANs) listed. In line with recommendations from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator and following consultation there are also revised sixth form PANs for community and controlled schools.

  • Woodthorpe Primary - increase from 14 to 17
  • Aldercar Infant - increase from 40 to 50
  • Melbourne Infant - increase from 60 to 70
  • Renishaw Primary - increase from 24 to 27
  • Staveley Junior - reduce from 60 to 45
  • Dove Holes Primary - reduce from 20 to 12
  • Hilltop Infants - reduce from 50 to 40
  • Ripley Infants - increase from 50 to 60.

Sixth form PANs for community and controlled schools

  • Alfreton Grange Arts College - 25
  • Buxton Community School - six
  • Tupton Hall School - 100
  • Dronfield Henry Fanshawe - five
  • Eckington School - 10
  • Glossopdale Community School - 10
  • Aldercar Community Language College - 20
  • Wilsthorpe Community School - 10
  • Highfields School - 20
  • New Mills Business and Enterprise College - 28
  • Swanwick Hall School - 50
  • Anthony Gell School - 30.

All other PANs remain as published in the 2015/16 arrangements.

All of these changes are in line with revised net capacity assessments.

The only school where the published admission number is less than the indicated admission number indicated admission number is now Spire Junior School. The published number is 50 while the indicated number is 51. This was agreed following consultation within the community so that the published admission numbers of Spire Infant and Spire Junior School are coordinated.

In other respects the admission arrangements for community and controlled schools are unchanged from those published for 2015/2016.

Coordinated admission arrangements

There are no significant changes to the coordinated admissions scheme other than to bring forward relevant dates into the 2016/2017 admission rounds and a new section clarifying the position of schools which decline to participate in in-year coordination. The coordinated admissions scheme is attached to this page.

Fair access protocol

There are minor changes to the fair access protocols which reflect the most recent Department for Education (DfE) advice and other national and local changes such as:

  • DfE advice that children should be admitted within seven calendar days of nomination
  • new school inspection categories
  • the inclusion of children formerly in care who have been adopted
  • reference to education health and care plans
  • reference to the virtual school for children in care.

There are no other changes to the fair access protocols. The primary and secondary fair access protocols are available in the related documents section.

Admission arrangements for voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools

We will attach admission policies for voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools to this page as we receive them.

The arrangements must also be published on the school's website.

  • All Saints CE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Belmont Primary School
  • Belper School and Sixth Form Centre
  • Bishop Pursglove CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Bonsall CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Brookfield Community School
  • Camms Endowed CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Carsington and Hopton C of E (A) Primary School
  • Chinley Primary School
  • Christ the King Catholic Primary School
  • Denby Free CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Dinting CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Dovedale Primary School
  • English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School
  • Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School
  • Fitzherbert CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Friesland School
  • Fritchley CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Hathersage St Michael's Church of England (Aided) Primary School
  • Heanor Gate Science College
  • Hope Valley College
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Primary School
  • John Port School
  • Killamarsh St Giles' CE Primary School
  • Kirk Hallam Technology and Sports College
  • Lady Manners School
  • Linton Primary School
  • Litton CE Aided Primary School
  • Longstone CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Netherthorpe School
  • Newbold CE Primary School
  • Newton Solney CE Voluntary Aided Infant School
  • Outwood Academy Newbold
  • Pennine Way Junior School
  • Pilsley CE Aided Primary School
  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
  • Redhill Primary School
  • Sawley Infant and Nursery school
  • Sawley Junior School
  • Scargill CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Shardlow Primary school
  • Shirebrook Academy
  • St Andrew's CE / Methodist Primary School (Dronfield)
  • St Anne's Catholic Primary School (Buxton)
  • St Charles's Catholic Primary School
  • St Edward's Catholic Primary School
  • St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School
  • St George's CE (Aided) Primary School
  • St Giles' CE (Aided) Primary School (Matlock)
  • St John Houghton Catholic School
  • St Joseph's Catholic And Church Of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Matlock)
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Shirebrook)
  • St Laurence CE (Aided) Primary School
  • St Margaret's Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary's Catholic High School
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School (Chesterfield)
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School (Glossop)
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School (New Mills)
  • St Philip Howard Catholic School
  • St Thomas Catholic Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic School - Science College
  • Taddington and Priestcliffe CE Aided Primary School
  • The Bolsover School
  • The Curzon CE (Aided) Primary School
  • The Ecclesbourne School
  • The Ilkeston Ormiston Academy
  • The Long Eaton School
  • The Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
  • The Pingle School
  • The Ripley Academy
  • Tintwistle CE Primary School
  • Turnditch CE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Weston on Trent CE (Aided) Primary School
  • William Gilbert CE Endowed Primary School.


Objections to determined admission arrangements must be submitted to Office of the Schools Adjudicator on or before 30 June 2016.

The Secretary
Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Mowden Hall
Staindrop Road

Tel: 0870 001 2468
Fax: 01325 391 313

Objections must include the name and address of the person or body making the objection.

Objections that may not be referred to the adjudicator

  1. an objection which in substance seeks an alteration to admission arrangements for a grammar school, which by virtue of section 104(4) may only be made in accordance with sections 105 (c) to 109 (d) (altering the school's admission arrangements so that it no longer has selective admission arrangements)

  2. an objection which in substance seeks an alteration to admission arrangements for a selective academy so as to remove selection, which by virtue of its academy; arrangements may only be made in accordance with those academy arrangements

  3. an objection that the admission number has not been changed or has been increased for:
    - any school whose admission authority is not the local authority
    - an academy

  4. an objection in respect of an increase or no change to the admission number for a community or voluntary controlled school other than an objection by the governing body of that school

  5. an objection to an agreement that the admission arrangements for an academy may vary from the School Admissions Code.
Where the adjudicator has determined an objection to the admission arrangements of a school or academy, no objection may be referred to the adjudicator raising the same or substantially the same issues in relation to those admission arrangements within two years of the decision by the adjudicator.

The School Admissions Code is available from the Department for Education or by order from:

PO Box 29

Tel: 0870 600 5522
Fax: 0870 600 5533

For more information about making an objection, please contact:

School Admissions and Transport Team
Council House
S40 1LF

Tel: 01629 537479