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The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2020 to 2021 school year.
There are no changes to the general admission arrangements for community and controlled schools in Derbyshire other than:
There are changes to the school Published Admission Numbers (PANs) listed.
All other PANs remain as published in the 2019/2020 arrangements.
All of these changes are in line with revised net capacity assessments.
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.
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.
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.
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 Feethams Darlington DL1 5QE
Tel: 01325 340402
Objections must include the name and address of the person or body making the objection.
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).
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.
an objection that the admission number has not been changed or has been increased for:
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.
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:
For more information about making an objection, please contact:
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