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Parents set to find out about primary school places

Published: 15 April 2019

Parents across the county are due to hear about their child’s primary school place tomorrow.


We will make offers of places to approximately 11,000 children on Tuesday 16 April.

Of those parents who applied for a reception place by the closing date, 95.3 per cent are due to be offered their first choice school. Overall, 99.1 per cent have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.

And of those who applied for a junior place by the deadline, 96.5 per cent will be offered a place at their first preference school and 98.6 per cent will be offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.

Our Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said:

“We’re proud of our schools and the firm foundation they give to children just starting out in life. We’re continuing to drive up standards as well as investing in building improvements across the county.

“Choosing the right primary school for your child is a very important decision and I’d like to thank everyone who applied within the deadline.

“We’re pleased that so many families have got their first choice school and I’d like to also thank our school admissions and transport team for all their hard work processing around 11,000 applications.

“If you still haven’t applied for your child’s primary school place please get in contact with us as soon as possible – and remember you must give three school preferences.”

The small number of parents who have not been offered a place at their preferred school has the right to appeal to an independent panel.

Find out how to appeal your school place.

Alternatively, parents can tel: 01629 537479.

This year 99.9% of parents in Derbyshire applied for their child’s primary school place online. Parents who provided an email address are due to receive an email about their child’s place by 9.30am on Tuesday 16 April 2019.

Alternatively, parents can login to view the school place offered after 9.30am at using their user ID. 

We will post out letters on Tuesday 16 April 2019 to parents who didn’t provide an email address.

Anyone who hasn’t already made an application can still make a late primary school application or Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays (9.30am and 4pm on Saturday).

Paper application forms are also available from our school admissions and transport team on 01629 537479.