Admissions Information

All Admissions enquiries are initially dealt with by Derby City Council. Below is information regarding admissions and a link to the Derby City Admission Handbook and the Determined Admissions Arrangements. 

Applying for a Reception, Junior or Primary School Place for September 2021

If you want to apply for the intake year of an Infant, Junior or Primary school starting in September 2021, you can make your application from 6th November 2020 onwards. You need to apply by the National Closing Date of 15th January 2021. Any applications made after 15th January 2021 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 or your child may bring one home with them from Nursery.

If you make your application online, you will be able to access your decision on 16th April 2021 – National Offer Day. If you apply by phone or on a paper form your offer letter will be posted on 16th April 2021, 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


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Grampian Primary Academy– School Appeals Timetable 2021-2022

 Please see below the deadline dates for lodging appeals:

  • Section 1 - This is the date school places are allocated and letters are issued to parents.
  • Section 2 - Appeal requests must be sent into school by 15 May 2021 (Appeal forms can be obtained from the school office)
  • Section 3 - Once appeal forms are received, your appeal will be heard on one of the dates in this section. You will be notified of your hearing date in writing.           





 Section 1

National offer date for all Infant/Junior and Primary Schools 



16th April 2021


 Section 2

 Closing date for school appeals. 


  15th May 2021


Section 3

Grampian Primary Academy appeal hearing dates 2021 – 2022 

All on-time appeals must be heard by 23rd July 2021

Stage one*

22nd June 2021

Stage Two*

22nd & 23rd June 2021

*For stage description please see below 


*Stage One – This is a hearing which parents need to attend, to allow the school to present their case why their child was not offered a place.

*Stage Two – This is an Individual hearing for parents to present their appeal.

Both stages must be attended.