Derbyshire parents told to apply online

Dales parents are being reminded they only have a month left to apply for their child’s secondary school place next year.

Derbyshire County Council is reminding parents of year six pupils, who were born between September 2003 and August 31 2004 must apply by midnight on Friday, October 31.

Applications can be made online at, however those who do not have access to a computer can Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays.

If parents are unable to make an application either online or by telephone they can ring the admissions and appeals team on 01629 537479.

When completing the application form parents will be asked to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would most like their child to go to.

Although parents have a legal right to express preferences they have no automatic right to a place at any particular school.

Applications submitted to Derbyshire County Council after the deadline will not be considered until places have been allocated to those children whose parents did return their form on time. Parents who fail to meet the deadline may find that the school they want their child to go to is full.