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 school entry in 2023-2024 for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools. are used to allocate places at schools for the 2023-2024 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 2023.
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 email@example.com.
- Variations to admission arrangements 2022-23
- Derby City Council determined admission arrangements for school entry in 2023-2024 for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools.
- Determined admission arrangements for school entry in 2022-2023
- 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.
The following attachments provide the outline of the proposal and ways in which you can get in touch to provide your views and feedback.
- Letter: Consultation on the temporary expansion of St Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy
- Consultation on the temporary expansion of St Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy
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 will be named Oak Grange Primary.
Work on the school started summer of 2022 and it will be ready to admit reception-aged children for September 2023. The intake will be staggered to minimise any possible detrimental effects on neighbouring schools.
Admission Arrangements Consultation 2024-25: Allenton Community Primary School
The consultation period on these admission arrangements runs from 29 November 2022 to 13 January 2023 inclusive.
Allenton Community Primary School (an Academy within Transform Trust) - these arrangements are for pupils who will be starting school for the first time in the 2024 autumn term or changing from one school to another from September 2024.
There are no changes to the arrangements determined previously.
Please refer to the full proposed admission arrangements for the 2024 / 2025 academic year.
All feedback on the consultation should be sent to email@example.com by no later than 4pm on 13th January 2023.