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Changing schools

Your child may need to move schools at a time other than when they start infant, junior, primary or secondary school. This may be because you’re moving address.

We’ve produced a guide to help you understand the in-year admission process and the sort of things you’ll need to consider as well as what information we will need from you.

You can find the guide attached to this page and you should read this before applying.

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. If you don't live in Derbyshire you can find your local council.

You can apply for a school place at a school in Derbyshire. There is useful guidance attached to this page to help you through the process. We do not accept applications earlier than one term in advance of when the place is required.

Applications for places in early years settings, nursery schools and post 16 provision should be made directly to the establishment.

Apply for an in year admission to primary or junior school

We are now accepting in year applications for September 2020. As schools are currently closed, we are not accepting any in year applications for the summer term 2020.

Apply for places in reception September 2020.

Apply for reception in 2020 to 2021

Apply for places in years 1 to 6 in September 2020 (excluding reception and year 3 in Junior schools).

Apply for an in year primary school place

Apply for places in year 3 at junior schools September 2020.

Apply for year 3 at junior school in 2020 to 2021

Apply for an in year admission to secondary school

For places in secondary school in September 2020.

Apply for a place in year 7 at secondary school Apply for a place in years 8 to 11 at secondary school

You can also make an application by contacting Call Derbyshire, tel: 01629 533190. Or request a paper application form (form AF5) tel: 01629 537499.


If you are unable to obtain a place for your child in the school you wanted, you have the right to appeal against the decision.