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Primary, infant and junior school admissions

Apply for your child's primary, infant or junior school place.


Apply for a primary or infant school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 they'll be eligible to start school in September 2020.

You can make an application from Monday 11 November 2019 to midnight on Monday 15 January 2020.

Apply for a primary or infant school place

If you cannot apply online, you can apply by phone from Monday 11 November 2019 until 8pm on Monday 15 January 2020. Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.

Apply for a junior school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and is in their last year at infant school they'll transfer to junior school in September 2020.

If your child attends a school outside of Derbyshire which operates a different pattern of education and they are due to transfer primary school phase in September 2020 you should apply for a junior school place. You can make an application from Monday 11 November 2019 to midnight on Monday 15 January 2020.

Apply for a junior school place

If you cannot apply online, you can apply by phone from Monday 11 November 2019 until 8pm on Monday 15 January 2020. Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.

School preference

Parents have a legal right to express a preference for which school they want their child to attend.

This is not the same as being able to choose. It means that if a parent expresses a preference for a particular school and there are places available then a place should be offered at that school.

In law there's no automatic right to place a child in any particular school. It may not be possible to offer a place at a preferred school.

You must apply for a school place through the council covering the area in which you live, which may not be the same as where the school is. If you do not live in Derbyshire you can apply through your local council.

Changing school at other times

If you're moving to Derbyshire or want to apply for your child to move schools other than at the normal admission or transfer time, you can find out everything you need to know about changing schools and how to make an application.

Appeals

If you're unable to get a place for your child in your preferred school you can appeal against the decision.

Guidance is also attached to this page.