How do I apply for a primary school place?

Derby City Council Admissions Service is responsible for coordinating all applications from parents for school places in our catchment area.

If you want to apply for a primary school place at Brackensdale ER Primary School, you need to make an application to them.

Applying for a Primary School for September 2018

If you want to apply for the intake year of a Primary school starting in September 2018, you can make your application from 6 November 2017 onwards. You need to apply by the National Closing Date of 15 January 2018. Any applications made after 15 January 2018 will be classed as 'late' and considered after all 'on time' applications have been dealt with. To make an application you can:

  • apply online - it's quick and easy and lets you track the progress of your application
  • apply by phone on 01332 642730 - this takes around 5 minutes and you will need to know the name of the school you are applying to
  • apply using a paper form - telephone 01332 642730 to ask us to send you one.

If you make your application online, you will be able to access your decision on 16 April 2018 – National Offer Day. If you apply by phone or on a paper form your offer letter will be posted on 16 April 2018, second class. No decision will be given over the telephone.

PLEASE NOTE: The admission process for children and young people with a Statement or Education, Health and Care Plan is different. More information can be found on the Derby City Council website

Making an in-year application

If you want to make an application for a school in Derby City Council's area, you need to complete a Primary School in-year admission form. The Council's Admissions service are responsible for co-ordinating all applications made for Infant, Junior and Primary school places.

Alternatively, you can complete the eform - it's quick and easy. If you want to apply using a paper form, you can telephone 01332 642728 to ask them to send you one.