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Just One Week Left To Apply For Primary School Places

by Amber Valley Info on Tuesday 8 January 2019



Parents have just one week left to apply for their child’s primary school place for September 2019.

Parents of children who were born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 must apply to Derbyshire County Council by midnight on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Young People, Councillor Alex Dale, said: “Parents have just one week left to apply for their child’s primary school place so if you haven’t already applied please send us your application as soon as possible.

“Applying before the deadline gives parents the best chance of getting a place for their child at their preferred school so please don’t leave it until the last minute.

“It’s really quick and easy to apply online and we’re here to support you throughout the application process.”

Applying online is the easiest method and can be done in the school admissions section of the county council’s website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions

Online applications also allow parents to make changes to their application at any point up to the closing date. Anyone who applies online will receive an email to confirm their application has been received and another email on Primary National Offer Day – Tuesday 16 April 2019 – stating the outcome of their application.

Parents who do not have access to the internet can telephone Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays.

When completing the application form parents will be asked to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would most like their child to go to. Parents are advised to consider including their normal area school as one of their preferences.

Parents can still choose to complete a paper form, which they can get by emailing admissions.transport@derbyshire.gov.uk or by calling 01629 537499. This must be returned to the council’s admissions and transport team at the address shown on the form by the closing date.

Although parents have a legal right to express preferences they have no automatic right to a place at any particular school.

Applications submitted to the county council after the deadline will not be considered until places have been allocated to those children whose parents did return their form on time.

Parents who fail to meet the deadline may find that the school they want their child to go to is full.

Any parents who are a refused a place for their child have a right of appeal to an independent panel.

Apply online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions


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