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Applying for a place

In-year Admissions

Grampian Primary Academy manage “in-year” admissions.  If you wish to apply for a school place for your child during an academic year (for example moving to the area or wishing to move your child from their existing school), please contact us directly: 

Contact details:

Telephone Helen Chamberlain  on 01332 765546 or email:

You can also complete the in-year application form at the bottom of the page and return it to or post it to the school address.

If you want to apply for the Reception class intake year starting in September 2023, you can make your application through Derby City Council using the link below.  You can apply from 4 November 2022 to 13 January 2023.

You need to apply by the National Closing Date of 13 January 2023. Any applications made after 13 January 2023 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 17 April 2023 – National Offer Day. If you apply by phone or on a paper form your offer letter will be posted on 17th April 2023, second class. No decision will be given over the telephone.

Please note: The admission process for children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is different. More information can be found on the Derby City Council website.

Other useful links

Primary Admissions Handbook 2022-23

Derby City Council primary admissions information


Appeals timetable 2023-24

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 2023 (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. 

Action Date
Section 1: National offer date for all infant/junior and primary schools 17 April 2023
Section 2: Closing date for school appeals. 15 May 2023

Section 3: Grampian Primary Academy appeal hearing dates 2022–23

All on-time appeals must be heard by 23 July 2023

Stage One*: 19 June 2023
Stage Two*: 19 June 2023

*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.