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The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2021 to 2022 school year.
There are no changes to the general admission arrangements for community and controlled schools in Derbyshire other than:
There are changes to the school published admission numbers (PANs) listed.
All other PANs remain as published in the 2020/2021 arrangements.
All of these changes are in line with revised net capacity assessments.
A new free school, Highfields Spencer Academy, is due to be constructed to serve part of the Highfields Farm residential development. The site for the new school is currently located within the primary normal area of Findern Community Primary School. A new normal area is proposed to serve Highfields Spencer Academy. A map is shown within the PAN change document attached to this page. The map shows the area that will become the Highfields Spencer Academy normal area. The area will be removed from the normal area of Findern Community Primary School.
Highfields Spencer Academy is due to open in September 2020 but the new arrangements are proposed from 2021 to ensure that provision is available should the delivery of the school be delayed. Co-ordinated admissions arrangements will be in place from 2021.
In other respects the admission arrangements for community and controlled schools are unchanged from those published for 2020/2021.
There are no significant changes to the co-ordinated admissions scheme other than to bring forward relevant dates into the 2021/2022 admission rounds. The co-ordinated admissions scheme is attached to this page.
There are no changes to the fair access protocols which reflect the most recent Department for Education (DfE) advice and other national and local changes such as:
Admission arrangements for voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools
We'll add 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.
You are strongly advised to visit the individual school's website for up to date information for schools with a religious conviction. Some have sought the agreement of the schools adjudicator to vary their admission arrangements due to COVID-19 where attendance at public worship is part of the school's oversubscription criteria.
Objections to determined admission arrangements should be submitted to Office of the Schools Adjudicator on or before 15 May 2020:
Objections must include the name and address of the person or body making the objection.
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 2 years of the decision by the adjudicator.
The School Admissions Code is available from the Department for Education or by order from:
For more information about making an objection, please contact school admissions and transport team:
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