Secondary school places in Derbyshire

Applications open for secondary school places in Derbyshire

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Tue 20th September 2022

Applications for secondary school places in Derbyshire are now open for children who are currently in Year 6.

Applications can be made online via the Derbyshire County Council website.

As part of the application process for secondary school places in Derbyshire, parents and carers are asked to list up to three schools in order of preference, including the school in the area they live.

Derbyshire County Council says: “Parents who don’t include their child’s normal area school could – if that school then becomes full – may find themselves being offered a place at a school further away and be liable for any costs associated with home-to-school transport.

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

Councillor Alex Dale, cabinet member for education, added: “While it feels like the term has just started, it’s already time for parents with children in Year 6 to look ahead to next year and apply for a secondary school place for September 2023.

“It’s really quick and easy to apply online and we have a dedicated team on hand to help parents with the application process if they need it. We know picking the right school is important so starting the application early and ensuring it’s in before the deadline could help avoid any disappointment.

“Missing the deadline could mean that children aren’t able to be placed at their preferred school, so I would strongly encourage parents to apply as soon as they can.”

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, October 31. Places will be confirmed on March 1, next year.

You can find out more about how to make your application here.

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