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Admissions Criteria


The standard number for admission for each year group is 40. Our normal admission area is the village of Whitwell. There is now only one admission, within the year, into the Reception class and this is in September. A child who is five between the 1st September and the following 31st August will be admitted into Reception in the September before their fifth birthday.


All admissions for main school are co-ordinated by Derbyshire County Council. They also co-ordinate in-year applications.


We also have a 52 place Nursery, admission for this needs to be made directly with the school. Admission into Nursery will occur in the term after the child’s third birthday.


If you would like to find our more about the school before you apply, you are very welcome to visit the school to have a look round and meet the Headteacher.


Local Authority and Admissions


Determination of schools' admission arrangements 2017/2018

The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2016/2017 school year.


Common application forms will be available from Derbyshire Primary, Infant and Junior schools and other public offices, also online at

Parents will be offered one place only in a Derbyshire School.


Admission of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

It is Derbyshire’s policy to meet children’s needs, wherever possible, in mainstream schools. Our school fully supports this policy.


Transfer to Secondary School

Children transfer to Secondary Education when they have completed their final year in the primary school at the age of 11. The local school for our catchment are is, Heritage High School in Clowne.


Year 6 Parents - as your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 this is their last year of primary school. You now need to apply for a secondary school place by 31 October 2017. They will start school in September 2018.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.