Derbyshire parents advised of September infant, primary or junior school places

Published on: Tuesday, 16th April 2024
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Derbyshire County Council made offers of infant, primary and junior school places to approximately 10,300 children on Tuesday 16th April.   

Of those parents who applied for a reception place by the closing date, 96.1 per cent were offered their first preference school. Overall, of those who applied by the closing date, 98.7 per cent were offered a place at one of their three preferred schools, and of those who applied for a junior place by the deadline, 96.5 per cent were offered a place at their first-preference school and 97.5 per cent were offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.  

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Councillor Alex Dale said: “I’d like to thank everyone who applied for their child’s place on time and to our school admissions and transport team for processing more than 10,850 applications. 

“We’re very pleased to be able to offer the first preference school to so many parents across Derbyshire, for children starting school during the 2024-2025 school year for the first time as well as those transferring to junior school this September.

“If you still haven’t applied for your child’s place, please get in touch with our school admissions and transport team as soon as possible.”

The small number of parents who have not been offered a place at their preferred school have the right of appeal to an independent panel. Information on how to appeal is available online by visiting  

Alternatively, parents can get information from the county council’s school admissions and transport team by calling 01629 537479.

This year the vast majority of parents in Derbyshire applied for their child’s primary school place online.

Parents who applied online should have received an email about their child’s place on Tuesday 16th April. 

The county council posted letters second class on the same day, Tuesday 16th April, to parents who used the telephone application service or completed a paper form. 

Anyone who hasn’t already made an application should do so urgently by using the late application facility at

If parents cannot apply online, they should contact the council’s school admissions and transport team for advice on 01629 537479.

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