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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 2014 and 31 August 2015 your child will be eligible to start school in September 2019.

You can apply for a primary or infant school place from 12 November 2018 to midnight on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Apply for a primary or infant school place

You can also apply by telephone from 12 November 2018 to 8pm on Tuesday 15 January 2019. Ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 to apply by phone.

Apply for a junior school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 and is in their last year at infant school they will transfer to junior school in September 2019.

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 2019 this information will also apply to you. 

You can apply for a junior school place from 12 November 2018 to midnight on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Apply for a junior school place

School preference

Parents have a legal right to express a preference for which school they want their child to attend.

This is not the same as being able to choose, but means that if a parent expresses a preference for a particular school and there are places available then a place should be offered at that school.

However, in law there is no automatic right to place a child in any particular school and it may not be possible to offer a place at a preferred school.

When applying for a school place you must apply through the council covering the area in which you live, which may not be the same as where the school is.

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

Changing school at other times

If you're moving to Derbyshire or want to apply for your child to move schools other than at the normal admission or transfer time, you can find out all you need to know on our  changing schools page.

Appeals

If you're unable to get a place for your child in your preferred school you can appeal against the decision.

Guidance is also attached to this page.