Primary place applications are now open for Derbyshire children starting school next year

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 17th November 2023

Parents across Derbyshire can now apply to us for their child’s infant, junior or primary school place for September 2024.
Was your child born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 and will be starting school in September 2024?
Applications for Derbyshire primary school places are now open and will close at midnight on Monday, January 15, 2024.
Parents can also apply during the same period for junior school places for children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 who are currently in Year 2 at an infant school and will transfer on to other schools in September 2024.
The Cabinet Member for Education at Derbyshire County Council (DCC), councillor Alex Dale, said: “We’re now inviting parents to apply for their child’s infant, junior or primary school place for September 2024.
“We’re urging parents to consider their options and get their application in ahead of the festive period and in good time for the deadline in January to give them the best chance at getting one of their preferred options.
“Choosing the right school is a very important decision in a child’s life and parents who miss the deadline are less likely to get a place for their child at their preferred school which could mean having to travel further or their child not getting into the same school as their friends.”
Cllr Dale continued: “I’d also like to encourage parents to include all three of their preferences on the application as just including one doesn’t increase the chance of your child being placed at that school and can instead result in you having less influence over the final placement offered.”
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‎Parents unable to access the online application service should email the admissions and transport team at DCC at or call 01629 537479.