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School admission arrangements 2021 to 2022

The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2021 to 2022 school year.

Admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools 2021/2022

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 2021/2022 which are set out in the co-ordinated 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.


  • Melbourne Infant School 70 to 60 school organisation review


  • Bolsover Infant and Nursery School 70 to 75 additional accommodation
  • Woodbridge Junior School 45 to 60 review of net capacity
  • St Oswald's CE (VC) Primary School 20 to 30 additional accommodation

All other PANs remain as published in the 2020/2021 arrangements.

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

Changes to normal area

Establishment of a normal area for Highfields Spencer Academy and reduction of the normal area for Findern Community Primary School

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.

Co-ordinated admission arrangements

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.

Fair access protocol

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.

  • Aldercar Infant and Nursery School
  • All Saints CE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • All Saints CofE Infant School
  • All Saints CofE Junior School
  • Barrow Hill Primary
  • Belmont Primary School
  • Belper School and Sixth Form Centre
  • Bishop Pursglove CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Bolsover CofE Junior School
  • Bonsall CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Brimington Junior School
  • Brimington Manor Infant
  • Brookfield Academy Trust
  • Brooklands Primary School
  • Camms Endowed CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Carsington and Hopton C of E (A) Primary School
  • Castle View Primary School
  • Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy
  • Chinley Primary School
  • Christ Church CE Primary
  • Christ the King Catholic Primary School
  • Church Gresley Infant and Nursery School
  • Cloudside Academy
  • Darley Churchtown Primary
  • David Nieper Academy
  • Denby Free CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Dinting CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Dovedale Primary School
  • Dunston Primary School
  • Eckington School
  • Eckington Junior School
  • English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School
  • Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School
  • Fitzherbert CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Frederick Gent School
  • Friesland School
  • Fritchley CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Gamesley Community Primary School
  • Gilbert Heathcote Infant and Nursery School
  • Granville Academy
  • Hathersage St Michael's Church of England (Aided) Primary School
  • Heath Primary School
  • Heanor Gate Science College
  • Heritage High School
  • Highfield Spencer Primary Academy
  • Hilton Primary School
  • Hodthorpe Primary School
  • Holbrook CE Primary School
  • Holme Hall Primary
  • Hope Valley College
  • Horsley Woodhouse Primary School
  • Howitt Primary School
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Primary School
  • Inkersall Primary Academy
  • Ironville and Codnor Park Primary
  • John Flamsteed Community School
  • John King Infant Academy
  • John Port School
  • Kensington Junior School
  • Kilburn Junior School
  • Killamarsh St Giles' CE Primary School
  • Kirkstead Junior Academy
  • Kirk Hallam Community Academy
  • Lacey Fields Academy
  • Lady Manners School
  • Langley Mill Academy
  • Langwith Bassett Junior Academy
  • Linton Primary School
  • Litton CE Aided Primary School
  • Longford CE Primary School
  • Longstone CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Longwood Infant School
  • Loscoe Primary School
  • Mary Swanwick Primary School
  • Netherthorpe School
  • New Whittington Primary School
  • Newbold CE Primary School
  • Newton Solney CE Voluntary Aided Infant School
  • Old Hall Junior School
  • Outwood Academy Newbold
  • Pennine Way Junior School
  • Pilsley CE Aided Primary School
  • Poolsbrook Primary
  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
  • Redhill Primary School
  • Richardson Endowed Primary School
  • Sawley Infant and Nursery school
  • Sawley Junior School
  • Scargill CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Shardlow Primary school
  • Shirebrook Academy
  • Somercotes Infant School
  • Somerlea Park Junior School
  • Spencer Academy
  • Springfield Junior School
  • Springwell Community School
  • St Andrew's CE / Methodist Primary School (Dronfield)
  • 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
  • Street Lane Primary
  • Swanwick Hall School
  • Taddington and Priestcliffe CE Aided Primary School
  • Temple Normanton Junior Academy
  • The Bolsover School
  • The Curzon CE (Aided) Primary School
  • The Ecclesbourne School
  • The Green Infant School
  • The Long Eaton School
  • The Mease Spencer Academy
  • The Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
  • The Pingle School
  • The Ripley Academy
  • Tintwistle CE Primary School
  • Tupton Hall School
  • Tupton Primary School
  • Turnditch CE Voluntary Aided Primary School#
  • Walton Holymoorside Primary School
  • Walton on Trent CofE Primary and Nursery
  • Westfield Infant School
  • Weston on Trent CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Whaley Thorns Primary School
  • Whitecotes Primary School
  • William Gilbert CE Endowed Primary School
  • Wilsthorpe School
  • Woodthorpe Primary School


Objections to determined admission arrangements should be submitted to Office of the Schools Adjudicator on or before 15 May 2020: 

  • email:
  • tel: 01325 340402
  • write to:
    The Secretary
    Office of the Schools Adjudicator
    Bishopsgate House
    DL1 5QE

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:
    1. Any school whose admission authority is not the local authority.
    2. 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 2 years of the decision by the adjudicator.

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

  • tel: 0870 600 5522
  • write to:
    PO Box 29
    NR3 1GN

For more information about making an objection, please contact school admissions and transport team: