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School admission arrangements 2020 to 2021

The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2020 to 2021 school year.

Admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools 2020/2021

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 2020/2021 which are set out in the coordinated scheme
  • changes to a number of published admission numbers

Changes to published admission numbers

There are changes to the school Published Admission Numbers (PANs) listed.


  • Thornsett Primary School 20 to 15 review of net capacity
  • Whittington Green School 180 to 160 review of net capacity
  • Wirksworth Infant School 30 to 20 review of net capacity
  • Wirksworth CE (VC) Infant School 30 to 20 review of net capacity
  • Tupton Primary 40 to 30 change of accommodation


  • Charlotte Nursery and Infant School 80 to 90 additional accommodation
  • Cotmanhay Junior School 60 to 70 review of net capacity
  • Creswell Junior School 60 to 80 additional accommodation
  • Hady Primary School 40 to 45 additional accommodation
  • Kirk Langley CE (VC) Primary School 10 to 15 additional accommodation
  • Leys Junior School 45 to 60 additional accommodation
  • Melbourne Junior School 60 to 70 additional accommodation
  • St John’s (Belper) CE (VC) Primary and Nursery School 70 to 80 additional accommodation
  • Springwell Community College 170 to 178 review of net capacity
  • Waingroves Primary School 30 to 35 additional accommodation

All other PANs remain as published in the 2019/2020 arrangements.

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

Changes to normal area

Two new free schools are due to open in September 2019 at Chellaston Fields and Hilton. They'll have their own normal areas and serve the housing development within which they are located.

Establishment of a normal area for Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy and reduction of the normal area for Sale and Davys CE (Controlled) Primary School.

A new free school, Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy, is currently under construction to serve the Chellaston Fields and Holmleigh residential developments. The developments are currently within the normal area of Sale and Davys CE (Controlled) Primary School. A new normal area is proposed to serve Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy.

Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy is due to open in September 2019 but the new arrangements are proposed from 2020 to ensure that provision is available if the delivery of the school is delayed. Co-ordinated admissions arrangements will be in place from 2020.

In other respects the admission arrangements for community and controlled schools are unchanged from those published for 2019/2020.

Co-ordinated admission arrangements

There are no significant changes to the coordinated admissions scheme other than to bring forward relevant dates into the 2020/2021 admission rounds. The co-ordinated admissions scheme is attached to this page.

Fair access protocol

There are no changes to the fair access protocols which reflect the most recent Department for Education (DfE) advice and other national and local changes such as:

Admission arrangements for voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools

We'll add admission policies for voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools to this page as we receive them.

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

  • Aldercar Infant and Nursery School
  • All Saints CE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • All Saints CofE Infant School
  • All Saints CofE Junior School
  • Barrow Hill Primary School
  • Belmont Primary School
  • Belper School and Sixth Form Centre
  • Bishop Pursglove CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Bolsover CofE Junior School
  • Bonsall CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Brimington Junior School
  • Brimington Manor Infant School
  • Brookfield Community School
  • Camms Endowed CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Carsington and Hopton C of E (A) Primary School
  • Castle View Primary School
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary
  • Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy
  • Chinley Primary School
  • Christ Church CofE Primary School
  • Christ the King Catholic Primary School
  • Cloudside Junior School
  • Darley Dale Churchtown Primary School
  • David Nieper Academy
  • Denby Free CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Dinting CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Dovedale Primary School
  • Dunston Primary School
  • Eckington Junior School
  • English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School
  • Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School
  • Fitzherbert CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Frederick Gent School
  • Friesland School
  • Fritchley CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Gamesley Community Primary School
  • Gilbert Heathcote Infant & Nursery
  • Granville Academy
  • Hathersage St Michael's Church of England (Aided) Primary School
  • Heanor Gate Science College
  • Heath Primary School
  • Heritage High School
  • Holbrook CE Primary School
  • Holme Hall Primary School
  • Hope Valley College
  • Horsley Woodhouse Primary School
  • Howitt Primary School
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Primary School
  • Inkersall Primary School
  • Ironville and Codnor Park Primary
  • John Flamsteed School
  • John King Infant School
  • John Port Spencer Academy
  • Kilburn Junior School
  • Killamarsh St Giles' CE Primary School
  • Kirkstead Junior Academy
  • Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College
  • Lacey Fields Academy
  • Lady Manners School
  • Langley Mill Junior School
  • Langwith Bassett Junior Academy
  • Linton Primary School
  • Litton CE Aided Primary School
  • Longstone CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Loscoe Primary School
  • Longwood Infant School
  • Mary Swanwick Primary School
  • Netherthorpe School
  • Newbold CE Primary School
  • New Whittington Primary School
  • Newton Solney CE Voluntary Aided Infant School
  • Outwood Academy Newbold
  • Pennine Way Junior School
  • Pilsley CE Aided Primary School
  • Poolsbrook Primary School
  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
  • Redhill Primary School
  • Sawley Infant and Nursery school
  • Sawley Junior School
  • Scargill CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Shardlow Primary school
  • Shirebrook Academy
  • Somercotes Infant School
  • Somerlea Park Junior School
  • Springfield Junior School
  • St Andrew's CE / Methodist Primary School (Dronfield)
  • 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 Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic School - Science College
  • Street Lane Primary
  • Swanwick Hall School
  • Taddington and Priestcliffe CE Aided Primary School
  • Temple Normanton Junior Academy
  • The Bolsover School
  • The Curzon CE (Aided) Primary School
  • The Ecclesbourne School
  • The Long Eaton School
  • The Mease Spencer Academy 
  • The Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
  • The Pingle School
  • The Ripley Academy
  • Tintwistle CE Primary School
  • Turnditch CE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Weston on Trent CE (Aided) Primary School
  • Whitecotes Primary School
  • William Gilbert CE Endowed Primary School


Objections to determined admission arrangements should have been submitted to Office of the Schools Adjudicator on or before 15 May 2019.

The Secretary
Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Bishopsgate House


Tel: 01325 340402

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

Objections that may not be referred to the adjudicator

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. an objection that the admission number has not been changed or has been increased for:

    1. Any school whose admission authority is not the local authority.
    2. An academy.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

The School Admissions Code is available from the Department for Education or by order from:

  • TSO
    PO Box 29
    NR3 1GN
  • Tel: 0870 600 5522

For more information about making an objection, please contact: