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 2013 and 31 August 2014 your child will be eligible to start school in September 2018.

Apply online

Apply for a primary or infant school place (opens in a new window).

Our application system will be available between Monday 13 November 2017 and midnight on Monday 15 January 2018.

By telephone

From 13 November 2017 until 8pm on Monday 15 January 2018 you can ring Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 to apply by phone.

Apply for a junior school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 and is in their final year at infant school they will transfer to junior school in September 2018.

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 2018 the following information will also apply to you. You should make an application using our online junior application system.

Apply for a junior place (opens in a new window).

Our application system will be available between Monday 13 November 2017 and midnight on Monday 15 January 2018.

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 (opens in a new window).

Changing school at other times

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

Appeals

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

You can do this online and all the information you will need is on our appeals page. Guidance is also attached to this page.

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

Also on our website