Changing your child's primary or junior school at other times
What to do if your child needs to move school other than at the normal transfer time.
In-year applications for admission to school
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. These are known as in year admissions.
Changing a child's school is a very important step to take; it can affect your child in many ways. Guidance notes are provided by us to help you through the in-year application process. It is important to read the notes before completing an application.
You can apply:
Online by visiting our apply for a school place page. Free internet access is available at all Derbyshire libraries (opens in a new window) and children's centres (opens in a new window). Some schools may also let you use their computer facilities)
By phoning Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190.
By post. To request a paper form, email: email@example.com or tel: 01629 537479 and ask for an in-year application form.
Alternatively some schools in Derbyshire will accept approaches direct, but may still require you to complete the application form. Please note schools are required to notify us of all applications and their outcomes.
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.
Moving to Derbyshire
If you are moving from another area into Derbyshire we will treat your application as a 'home' request. You will need to provide evidence of exchange of contracts on the purchase of a property or a signed rental agreement.
Further evidence of residency may be required before an application is determined against the admissions criteria for the school.
Statements of Special Education Need or Education, Health and Care Plans
For children with statements of Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care Plans, parents should contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01629 536531 or 01629 536547.
Schools you can apply for
You can apply for places at all mainstream infant, primary, junior and secondary schools, including schools in neighbouring council areas.
Applications for places in post-16 education and training should be made direct to the establishment.
We do not deal with applications for places at independent schools.