Primary, infant and junior school places announced
Posted by: Laura O'Neil
Tue 19th April 2022
Derbyshire County Council made offers of places to approximately 10,600 children on Tuesday (April 19).
Of those parents who applied for a reception place by the closing date, 95.3 % were offered their first-choice school. Overall, of those who applied by the closing date, 98.6% were offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.
And of those who applied for a junior place by the deadline, 97.9% were offered a place at their first-choice school and 98.8% were offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.
Derby County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr 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 over 10,000 applications.
“We are delighted to be able to offer the first-preference school to so many of the parents in our community, both for children starting school during the 2022 to 2023 school year for the first time and those who are 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.
Alternatively, parents can get information from the school admissions and transport team by tel: 01629 537479.
This year 99.9% of parents in Derbyshire applied for their child’s primary school place online.
The council posted letters on Tuesday to parents who didn’t provide an email address.
Anyone who hasn’t already made an application should do so urgently by using the late school place application facility or Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 between 8am and 6pm on weekdays (9.30am and 4pm on Saturday).