In-year applications for admission to school
You may want to apply for your child to change schools other than when they are due to start primary or junior education. This could be because of a change of address. These are known as in-year admissions.
Changing a child’s school is a very important step to take. It can affect your child in many ways. Guidance notes are provided by us to help you through the in-year application process. It's important to read the notes before completing an application.
You can apply:
Some schools in Derbyshire will accept approaches direct, but may still require you to complete the application form. Schools are required to notify us of all applications and their outcomes.
If you want to apply for a place at a school in another council area you should contact the council where the school is located in the first instance.
Moving to Derbyshire
If you are moving from another area into Derbyshire we will treat your application as a 'home' request. You will need to provide evidence of exchange of contracts on the purchase of a property or a signed rental agreement.
Further evidence of residency may be required before an application is determined against the admissions criteria for the school.
Statements of Special Education Need or Education, Health and Care Plans
For children with statements of Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care Plans, parents should contact us by email: email@example.com or tel: 01629 536531 or 01629 536547.
Schools you can apply for
You can apply for places at all mainstream infant, primary and junior schools, including schools in neighbouring council areas.
We do not deal with applications for places at independent schools.