Derbyshire parents get secondary school application results

Parents across Derbyshire are finding out about their child’s secondary school place today (Monday).

Monday, 1st March 2021, 10:58 am

Derbyshire County Council has made offers of places to around 8,810 Derbyshire children today (Monday).

Of those parents who applied by the closing date 91.2 per cent are due to be offered their first choice school.

Overall, 95 per cent have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.

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Derbyshire County Council has made secondary school offers to parents across the county
Derbyshire County Council has made secondary school offers to parents across the county

Coun Andrew Dale, cabinet member for young people, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who applied to us on time for their child’s secondary school place.

“I’d also like to thank our school admissions and transport team for processing almost 9900 applications and helping parents with their applications.

“There were a few parents who didn’t make a secondary school application, in this case, the parents will be offered the normal area school for their home address if the school has vacancies or the nearest school with vacancies if the normal area school is oversubscribed.

"Parents can still make an application for preferred schools if they wish.”

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. Information on how to appeal is available online here.

Alternatively parents can get information from the council’s school admissions and transport team by calling 01629 537479.

Almost every parent in Derbyshire made their secondary school application online this year with in excess of 99 per cent visiting the council’s website to complete the form.

Parents were emailed, or received letters this morning, informing them of where there child had been given a place.

Parents can also log on to the council’s website here with their user ID for the information.

Parents who have applied for places at infant, primary or junior schools for their child will be notified on April 16.

Anyone who hasn’t already made an application should do so urgently by using the late application facility here or by calling Derbyshire on 01629 533190 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturday.

Paper application forms are also available from the council’s school admissions and transport team on 01629 537479.