Year 7 applications – (Current Year 6 applications to join Year 7 in September of the following year)
Derbyshire County Council acts as a clearing house for admitting all Derbyshire students to secondary schools and therefore, handles all aspects of the admission application process for Highfields School’s prospective year 7 students.
The Local Authority will contact parents/carers to apply for the preferred secondary school in early September. Applications for year 7 are not processed by Highfields School.
The Local Authority deadline for applications is 31 October. Parents/carers will receive an offer of a secondary school place on 1 March, the national offer day.
Further Information regarding Derbyshire County Council’s admissions can be accessed via their website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions
Applications must be received by the local authority before 3.30pm on the last day of term 1 (October) of the year prior to admission.
Prospective Year 7 Students
In-Year Applications – (applicants joining year groups after the start of the academic year)
Parents/carers may want to apply for their child to change schools other than when they are due to start secondary education. This could be because of a change of address or other personal reasons. This can be requested at any time of year.
Places for in-year applications are processed by Highfields School. To make an application for an in-year place at Highfields School please click here to complete our Admission Request Form.
Alternatively, please request a paper copy via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents/carers will be notified of the outcome of applications within 15 school days.
If parents/carers are unsuccessful in being offered a place at Highfields School they have the right to appeal against this decision to an independent appeals panel. In order to lodge an appeal parents/carers are asked to complete a ‘notice of school admission appeal’ form.
Please contact email@example.com to request a form or you can click the link below to download a copy:
School Admission Appeal
Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals are managed by an independent panel.