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Admission to Springfield Primary School from Reception to Year 6

 Derby City Council are responsible for defining the admission arrangements for Springfield Primary School.

Children are admitted into the Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) classes through one intake in September, we highly recommend coming along to one of our Open day sessions. Parents’ meetings and transition visits are arranged in the summer term before the children start school. The standard pupil admission number is 45 per year. 

How to apply - You can make an application from 3 November 2023. The closing date for online applications is 15 January 2024. If the closing date has passed, you can still apply however any applications made after the deadline date will be classed as late and will be considered after all on-time applications have been processed.

When applying for a place, remember:
Most schools in Derby city have catchment area criteria. Children living in the catchment area are given a higher priority when places are offered.

The admissions process for children with a Statement of Special Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan is different. More information can be found on our Special education needs assessment page.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. You can also apply by telephone on 01332 642730. Alternatively, you can request a paper application using the same telephone number.

Waiting List - If you have not been offered a place at Springfield Primary School, your child will automatically be put on the waiting list. All oversubscribed schools have to maintain a waiting list until December 2024. The council maintain waiting lists for most schools for one academic year. If you wish for your child to remain on the waiting list, you must contact them by 31 July 2024.

Appeals - If your request for a school place is refused, this is usually because the school has received more applications than there are places available. Derby City Council Admissions Team can give you more information on other schools that may have places available.
You can appeal the decision, however please check that your child has met all the admission criteria before making an appeal.

In-Year ApplicationsFor all "In Year" applications we use our LA's in year co-ordination scheme, which can be accessed by following this link.


Our Admission Policy is available here.


Further information can be obtained by clicking on the links below.

Primary School Appeals