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Homefields Primary School Admissions



Please go to the Derby City Council interactive map to see the catchment area Admissions Catchment Map

If you want to apply for a school place at Homefields PrimarySchool, you will need to make an application to Derby City Council.


The Local Authority coordinate admissions 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 reception pupils annually 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.


In Year Admissions

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.


Our Full Admissions Policy is in line with Derby City Council Admissions Policy, details of which can be found here


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



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

Minicom: 01332 640666

School Admissions - Appeals



Over-Subscription Criteria 2020-21


  1. *Looked after children and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. 
  2. 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.
  3. Children who live in the current catchment area of the school.
  4. Brothers or sisters of children still attending the school at the time of their admission, but not living within the school’s catchment area.
  5. Children who are not living within the school’s catchment area.
  6. Children whose parents did not request a place by the date set.

*This is a variation on the original criteria which read: “A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order in accordance with Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989.” We are required, by Paragraph 1.7 of the new School Admissions Code (2021), to have the updated wording which we are now using. The draft Code and associated regulations were laid before Parliament on 13 May 2021 and remain for a 40-day period, during which time it is subject to any member passing a motion to not approve it. This 40-day period is expected to expire on 1 July and, provided there is no such motion, the new Code will come into force on 1 September 2021


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.


The Appeals Timetable can be accessed here and a timeline by clicking section 3.

Please see the documents further on for Governor approved Determined Arrangements (Over-Subscription Criteria) for future academic years.


How to appeal


We are now processing appeals as an academy and advise you to download and complete our appeals form and send the completed document to


Mrs Lindsay White

School Administrator

Homefields Primary School




DE73 5NY


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