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The Local Authority are the admission officers for our school and are responsible for coordinationg all applications from parents for school places in our catchment area. If you want to apply for an infant, junior or primary school place in Derby, you need to make an application to Derby City Council.

We have a maximum intake of 45 pupils annualy in September. Please note that if your child already attends Foundation Stage 1 at our school this does not automatically give them a place in Foundation Stage 2. You must still apply through the Local Authority for your Foundation Stage 2 place.

If you wish to enquire about an 'in year' place at Homefields Primary, please contact the Local Authority Admission department who will advise you how to apply for any places that may be available.

Please read the Primary Admissions Handbook before making an application, a downloadable version is available from Derby City Council Primary Admissions Team.


Click this link to Derby City Council Primary School Admissions



Derby City Council
School Admissions Team
The Council House
Corporation Street
Tel: 01332 642727

Minicom: 01332 640666

School Admissions - Appeals


If your request for a school place is refused, this is usually because school has received more applications than there were places available and other children more fully met the admission criteria.


Derby City Council Admissions Team can give you information on other schools that may have places available.


You can also appeal the decision, however please check that your child met all of the admission criteria before making an appeal. You can appeal for more than one school at the same time. The Independent Appeal Panel must be independent of the Council, and the school you are appealing for. 


Over-Subscription Criteria

  1. Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Health and Care Plan where the school is named in the statement.
  2. Children who are “looked after” by the local authority or who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
  3. Children who live within the current catchment area served by the school with brothers or sisters attending the school at the proposed time of their admission.
  4. Children who live in the current catchment area of the school.
  5. Brothers or sisters of children still attending the school at the time of their admission, but not living within the school’s catchment area.
  6. Children who are not living within the school’s catchment area.
  7. Children whose parents did not request a place by the date set.


Tiebreaker for applications of equal strength: shortest available route from school measured by a straight line using the Council’s measuring system.


Note: A brother or sister is classed as having one or both natural parents in common, are related by parent’s marriage

or are adopted or fostered. A brother or sister must be living at the same address.


How to appeal - click here


If you are appealing for an intake year, please see the Schools appeals timetable and click section 3 for closing dates and when appeals are currently scheduled for.


If you are appealing for a school in-year, the deadline for returning appeal forms will be at least 20 school days from the date of the decision letter.