Applications for children due to start infant, primary and junior schools in September 2018 opened on 13 November 2017.
Applying late for a primary or infant school place for 2018
If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 and will be eligible to start school in September 2018 and you have still not applied for a place for your child you can make a late primary or infant school application (opens in a new window) until 31 August 2018. After 31 august 2018 you can make an in-year admission.
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 and is in their final year at infant school and you have not yet applied for a place you can make a late junior school application (opens in a new window) until 31 August 2018. After 31 August 2018 you can make an in-year admission.
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 2018 and you have not applied for a place, you can make a late junior school application (opens in a new window) until 31 August 2018. After 31 August 2018 you can make an in-year admission.
The admission criteria is as follows:
Priority will be given to:
Cared for children
Siblings of children who will still be attending the school on entry
Shortest distance from the school (based on a reasonable walking distance)
Changing school at other times…
You may want to apply for your child to change schools other than when they are due to start primary, junior or secondary education. This could be because of a change of address.You can do this online at any time of year and DCC have added guidance in the changing schools section to help you through the process.
If you live outside of Derbyshire you should apply through your home council even if you want to apply for a place at a Derbyshire school. You can find your home council through the Directgov website.
You have a legal right to express a preference for which school you want your child to go to. This isn’t the same as being able to choose.
Where you have told us of a preference for a particular school and there are places we’ll try to offer you a place at that school.
However, there is no automatic right to a place at a particular school and it may not always be possible to offer a place at your preference.
You have the right to appeal where you’re unhappy with the offer made and this can be done online. See the information on the secondary appeals or primary and junior appeals web pages.