Derbyshire County Council is responsible for Somerlea Park Junior School admissions. Find out more about the process.
Applying for a Junior school place for 2016
Applications for children due to start junior schools in September 2016 will open on 16 November 2015. Further information will be available on the Derbyshire County Council site at that time. (see above link)
The admission criteria is as follows:
Priority will be given to:
- cared for children
- siblings of children who will still be attending the school on entry
- shortest distance from the school (based on a reasonable walking distance)
Changing school at other times
You may want to apply for your child to change schools other than when they are due to start primary, junior or secondary education. This could be because of a change of address. You can do this online at any time of year and DCC have added guidance in the changing schools section to help you through the process. If you live outside of Derbyshire you should apply through your home council even if you want to apply for a place at a Derbyshire school.
Please remember… You have a legal right to express a preference for which school you want your child to go to. This isn’t the same as being able to choose. Where you have told us of a preference for a particular school and there are places we’ll try to offer you a place at that school. However, there is no automatic right to a place at a particular school and it may not always be possible to offer a place at your preference. You have the right to appeal where you’re unhappy with the offer made and this can be done online. See the information on the secondary appeals or primary and junior appeals web pages