Apply for a school place
We deal with admissions for places at primary, infant, junior and secondary schools.
Apply for primary, infant and junior school places
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they'll be able to start school in September 2021.
You should apply for their infant or primary school place by 15 January 2021. You will be able to make your application here from 9am on 9 November 2020.
If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 and is in their last year at infant school you should apply for their junior school place by 15 January 2021. You will be able to make your application here from 9am on 9 November 2020.
The application process is quick and easy and you can also find information about how to choose a school and apply for a place in our parents guide to primary admissions.
You'll get your offer on 16 April 2021 and if you're unhappy with the decision you can make an appeal.
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.
What you'll need to apply for an 'in-year' admission to a school
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.
Who to apply
When applying for a school place you should contact the council where the school is located. You can find contact details for other councils on the Directgov website (opens in a new window).
If you want to apply for a place at a school in Derbyshire you can do this online. There is useful guidance attached to this page to help you through the process. We can't accept applications earlier than one term in advance of when the place is required.
Applications for places in early year settings, nursery schools and post 16 provision should be made direct to the establishment.
Apply online to change schools
You can apply online to change schools at a time other than when your child is due to start infant, junior, primary or secondary school. We call this an in-year application for admission to school.
- Apply online for an in-year admission to a primary school (opens in a new window)
- Apply online for an in-year admission to a secondary school (opens in a new window)
You can also apply by ringing Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190. Or call us for a paper application form (form AF5), tel: 01629 537499.