Just one week left to apply for primary places

8 January 2018

Parents have just one week left to apply for their child's primary school place for September 2018.


Parents of children who were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 must apply to us by midnight on Monday 15 January 2018.

Our Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said:

"Parents have just one week left to apply for their child's primary school place so if you haven't already applied please send us your application as soon as possible.

"The first years of a child's education are the most important in their development and it is essential that parents apply before the deadline to give their child the best chance of getting a place at their preferred school.

"It's really quick and easy to apply online and we're here to support you throughout the application process."

Applying online is the easiest method and can be done in the school admissions section of our website.

Apply for a primary school place.

Online applications also allow parents to make changes to their application at any point up to the closing date. Anyone who applies online will receive an email to confirm their application has been received and another email on Primary National Offer Day − Monday 16 April 2018 − stating the outcome of their application.

Parents who do not have access to the internet can telephone Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and between 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays.

When completing the application form parents will be asked to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would most like their child to go to. Parents are advised to consider including their normal area school as one of their preferences.

Parents can still choose to complete a paper form, which they can get by email: admissions.transport@derbyshire.gov.uk or by calling tel: 01629 537499. This must be returned to our admissions and transport team at the address shown on the form by the closing date.

Although parents have a legal right to express preferences they have no automatic right to a place at any particular school.

Applications submitted to us after the deadline will not be considered until places have been allocated to those children whose parents did return their form on time.

Parents who fail to meet the deadline may find that the school they want their child to go to is full.

Any parents who are a refused a place for their child have a right of appeal to an independent panel.