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
Tel: 01332 642727
Minicom: 01332 640666
Over-Subscription Criteria 2020-21
*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.
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
Homefields Primary School
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