Admission arrangements and policies
Community and voluntary-aided schools and academies
The admission arrangements for all community and voluntary-aided schools and academies in Derby city must be determined by 15 March every year, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required.
The Derby City Council determined admission arrangements for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools are used to allocate places at schools for the 2024-2025 school year.
These are the set and agreed-on arrangements for admissions into schools following the outcome of a consultation.
We are required to publish our determined admission arrangements together with those of other admission authorities within Derby city.
Objections to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator
The deadline for making an objection to the Schools Adjudicator is 15 May 2024.
Any decision of the adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.
The Schools Adjudicator can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Derby City Council determined admission arrangements for school entry in 2024-2025 for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools
- Derby City Council - Primary Fair Access Agreement
- Derby City Council - Secondary Fair Access Agreement
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Temporary variations in Published Admissions Number
To comply with the School Admissions Code 2021, the Council is required to display any temporary variations in Published Admissions Number (PAN) to schools within its administrative area.
Please note the following schools that have advised the Council that they will be increasing their PAN for the 2023-2024 intake into year 7 at secondary school.
|School||Number of additional places||Current published admission number||Temporary published admission number|
|City of Derby Academy||10||210||220|
|da Vinci Acadamy||10||150||160|
|Landau Forte College||7||196||203|
To view the full determined admission arrangements policy, please visit the individual school's website for further information.
Saint Benedicts Catholic Voluntary Academy - temporary expansion
Due to the expected increase in secondary school numbers across the city, based on current projections. The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust (SRSCMAT), Saint Benedicts Catholic Voluntary Academy and Derby City Council are working together to provide sufficient school places across Derby.
St Benedict’s Catholic Voluntary Academy have confirmed that the temporary expansion has been approved by the DfE and will accommodate an extra 90 pupils for 23/24 and 24/25-year 6 transition to year 7.
Proposed admission arrangements: Chellaston Infant School
Chellaston Infant School have advised the Council that they will be consulting independently. Please refer to the Independent consultation for 2025-26 admission arrangements.
Should you wish to comment on the proposed admission arrangements for Chellaston Infant School, please contact the school directly.
The consultation period for the school is from 13 November 2023 until 26 December 2023.
New school: Oak Grange Primary School
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new school within the Snelsmoor Housing project at Boulton Moor. The school is called Oak Grange Primary and it opened in September 2023.
Oak Grange Primary School catchment area
Work on the school started summer of 2022 and was ready to admit reception-aged children for September 2023. The intake will be staggered to minimise any possible detrimental effects on neighbouring schools.
You can now apply for a Reception place at Oak Grange online.
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