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Primary, infant and junior school admissions

Apply for your child's primary, infant or junior school place.


Apply for a primary or infant school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they will be able to start school in September 2021.

You should have applied for their infant or primary school place by 15 January 2021. The closing date has now passed but you can still make a late application from 22 January 2021.

Make a late primary or infant school application

Apply for a junior school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 and is in their last year at infant school you should have applied for their junior school place by 15 January 2021. The closing date has now passed but you can still make a late application. You can make a late application  online from 22 January 2021.

If your child attends a school outside of Derbyshire which operates a different pattern of education and they are due to transfer primary school phase in September 2021 this information will also apply to you. 

Make a late junior school place application

The application process is quick and easy and you can also find information about how to choose a school and apply for a place in our parents guide to primary admissions.

You'll get your offer on 16 April 2021 and if you're unhappy with the decision you can make a school admissions appeal.

Apply by telephone

You can also apply for a primary, infant or junior school place by telephone from 22 January 2021. Ring Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190.

Changing school at other times

You may want to apply for your child to change schools other than when they are due to start primary, junior or secondary education. This could be because of a change of address.

If you want to apply for a place at a school in Derbyshire, you can do this anytime of the year. Read the guidance about changing schools and make an application.

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. If you don't live in Derbyshire you can find your local council.

School preference

You have a legal right to express a preference for which school you want your child to go to. This is not the same as being able to choose.

Where you have told us of a preference for a particular school and there are places we'll try to offer you a place at that school. However, there's no automatic right to a place at a particular school and it may not always be possible to offer a place at your preference.

Appeals

You have the right to appeal where you're unhappy with the offer made.

Guidance on appeals is attached to this page, and you should read this before using our appeals system or completing the form.