Determination of schools' admission arrangements 2015/2016

The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2015/2016 school year.

Admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools 2015/2016

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 2015/2016 which are set out in the co-ordinated scheme included below
  • a small change to the normal area of Stenson Fields Primary School which is set out in the cabinet paper included below
  • changes to a number of published admission numbers which are set out below.

Changes to published admission numbers

  • Renishaw Primary - increase from 24 to 27
  • Langwith Bassett - primary increase from 12 to 16
  • Dronfield Junior - increase from 78 to 90
  • Park Junior - increase from 60 to 70
  • Burbage Primary School - increase from 46 to 50
  • Brockley Primary - reduce from 30 to 20
  • Ashbrook Infant - reduce from 70 to 50
  • Alfreton Grange - reduce from 186 to 140
  • Ashbrook Junior - reduce from 74 to 50
  • New Bolsover Primary - reduce from 50 to 40
  • Creswell Junior - reduce from 70 to 60
  • Harrington Junior - reduce from 61 to 60
  • Newton Primary - reduce from 30 to 20
  • Killamarsh Junior - reduce from 80 to 60
  • Kirk Langley Primary - reduce from 12 to 10
  • Bramley Vale Primary - reduce from 36 to 25
  • Dallimore Primary - reduce from 60 to 45
  • Wilsthorpe School - reduce from 240 to 180.

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

The only school where the published admission number is less than the indicated admission number indicated admission number is now Spire Junior School. The published number is 50 while the indicated number is 51. This was agreed following consultation within the community so that the published admission numbers of Spire Infant and Spire Junior School are co-ordinated.

In other respects the admission arrangements for community and controlled schools are unchanged from those published for 2014/2015.

Co-ordinated admission arrangements

There are no significant changes (other than new dates for the 2015/2016 admission round) to the co-ordinated admission arrangements. Please see the related documents section below.

Fair access protocol

There are no changes to the fair access protocols. Please see the related documents section below.

Admission arrangements for voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools

You can view the admission policies for these schools in the related documents section below. They will be added as we receive them from schools.

The arrangements should also be published on the school's website.

  • All Saints CE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Belmont Primary School
  • Belper School and Sixth Form Centre
  • Bishop Pursglove CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Bonsall CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Brookfield Community School
  • Camms Endowed CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Carsington and Hopton C of E (A) Primary School
  • Chinley Primary School
  • Christ the King Catholic Primary School
  • Dinting CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Denby Free CE (Aided) Primary School
  • English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School
  • Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School
  • Fitzherbert CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Fritchley CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Friesland School
  • Hathersage St Michael's Church of England (Aided) Primary School
  • Heanor Gate Science College
  • Hope Valley College
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Primary School
  • John Port School
  • Killamarsh St Giles' CE Primary School
  • Kirk Hallam Technology and Sports College
  • Lady Manners School
  • Linton Primary School
  • Litton CE Aided Primary School
  • Longstone CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Mill Hill School
  • Netherthorpe School
  • Newbold CE Primary School
  • Newton Solney CE Voluntary Aided Infant School
  • Ormiston Enterprise Academy
  • Pennine Way Junior School
  • Pilsley CE Aided Primary School
  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
  • Redhill Primary School
  • Scargill CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Shirebrook Academy
  • St Andrew's CE / Methodist Primary School (Dronfield)
  • St Anne's Catholic Primary School (Buxton)
  • 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 Priary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic School - Science College
  • Taddington and Priestcliffe CE Aided Primary School
  • The Bolsover School
  • The Curzon CE (Aided) Primary School
  • The Ecclesbourne School
  • The Ilkeston Ormiston Academy
  • The Long Eaton School
  • The Pingle School
  • Tintwistle CE Primary School
  • Turnditch CE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Weston on Trent CE (Aided) Primary School
  • William Gilbert CE Endowed Primary School.


Objections to determined admission arrangements must be submitted to Office of the schools adjudicator (opens in a new window) on or before 30 June 2014.

The Secretary
Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Mowden Hall
Staindrop Road

Tel: 0870 001 2468
Fax: 01325 391 313

Objections must include the name and address of the person or body making the objection.

Objections that may not be referred to the adjudicator

a) 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)

b) 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

c) an objection that the admission number has not been changed or has been increased for:

(i) any school whose admission authority is not the local authority, or

(ii) an academy

d) 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

e) 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 two years of the decision by the adjudicator.

(Regulations 21 - 4) School Admissions Regulations 2012

The School Admissions Code is available from the Department for Education (opens in a new window) or by order from:

PO Box 29

Tel: 0870 600 5522
Fax: 0870 600 5533

For further information about making an objection, please contact

Access and Inclusion
Children and Younger Adults
County Hall

Tel: 01629 532323

Related documents

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