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Parents' guide to secondary admissions

This guide is designed to give you all the information you need to apply for a place for your child at secondary school if they are due to start in autumn 2024.

Message from Councillor Alex Dale

"Going up to 'big school' is a huge step for any child. As a parent you play a vital part in helping your son or daughter adjust to this important milestone in their educational journey.

"By now, you'll have had some thoughts about the school you'd like your child to attend. This guide is designed to help you through the process so it's as simple as possible.

"It's easiest to apply for a school place online where you'll find information, support and advice. Further details of this very easy way to apply for a secondary school place are in this section.

"If for some reason you are unable to make an application online, call us on tel: 01629 537479.

"We're keen to make sure the transition to secondary school is a positive experience for your child and lays firm foundations for a bright future for them.

"We hope this guide is useful. See our apply for a school place section for further information or call us on tel: 01629 537479.

"I wish you the very best and hope your family enjoys taking this next step together."

Councillor Alex Dale
Cabinet Member for Children and Young People
Derbyshire County Council