Primary School Admissions - National Offer Day

The National Offer Day for Infant and Junior applications is 16 April 2020.

  • If you apply online, Derby City Council send emails on 16 April notifying you of the outcome of your application.
  • If you apply by post or over the telephone, Derby City Council send decision letters by second class post on 16 April.
  • If you are happy with the offer, you do not need to do anything else - the school will contact you.
  • If you are unhappy with the place offered to you, please Derby City Council and they will advise you what you can do next.
  • You are strongly advised not to decline the place offered to your child unless you have been offered a place in an alternative school. If you do not accept the place offered, your child may not have a school place for September 2020, leaving you liable for prosecution by the Education Welfare Service (EWS).
  • You can accept or decline the place at a later date if your child is offered a place at an alternative school from the waiting list or as a result of any successful appeal or late application you may make.

Waiting lists

If you have not been offered a place at one of your preferred schools, your child will automatically be put on the waiting list. All oversubscribed schools have to maintain a waiting list until December 2020. Derby City Council maintain waiting lists for most schools for one academic year. If you wish for your child to remain on the waiting list, you must contact Derby City Council by 31 July 2020.

How to appeal

If you have been refused a place, you can appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. The panel is completely independent of the schools and the Council.

Details on how to apply can be found on our School admissions appeals page.

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