Admissions Information

All Admissions enquiries are initially dealt with by Derby City Council. Below is information regarding admissions and a link to the Derby City Admission Handbook and the Determined Admissions Arrangements. 

Applying for a Reception, Junior or Primary School Place for September 2017

If you want to apply for the intake year of an Infant, Junior or Primary school starting in September 2017, you can make your application from 4th November 2016 onwards. You need to apply by the National Closing Date of 15th January 2017. Any applications made after 15th January 2017 will be classed as 'late' and considered after all 'on time' applications have been dealt with. To make an application you can:

  • apply online - it's quick and easy and lets you track the progress of your application
  • apply by phone on 01332 642730 - this takes around 5 minutes and you will need to know the name of the school you are applying to
  • apply using a paper form - telephone 01332 642730 to ask us to send you one or your child may bring one home with them from Nursery.

If you make your application online, you will be able to access your decision on 18th April 2017 – National Offer Day. If you apply by phone or on a paper form your offer letter will be posted on 18th April 2017, second class. No decision will be given over the telephone.


Useful Links:

Primary Admission Handbook 2017-2018

Derby City Council Primary Admissions

Admission Arrangements 2017-2018



Grampian Primary Academy– School Appeals Timetable 2017-2018


 Please see below the deadline dates for lodging appeals:


                              Section 1 - This is the date school places are allocated and letters are issued to parents.

               Section 2 - Appeal requests must be sent into school by 23 May 2017                                                                                                                      (Appeal forms can be obtained from the school office)

                                     Section 3 - Once appeal forms are received, your appeal will be heard on one of the dates in                                                                                                        this section.  You will be notified of your hearing date in writing.           





 Section 1


National offer date for all Infant/Junior and Primary Schools 



Tuesday 18 April 2017


 Section 2

 Closing date for school appeals. 


 Tuesday 23 May 2017

 Section 3



Grampian Primary Academy appeal hearing dates 2017 – 2018


All on-time appeals must be heard by Tuesday July 2017

 Stage one*

 Monday 26 June 2017


Stage Two*

 Monday 26 June 2017

Tuesday 27 June 2017



*For stage description please see below 


*Stage One – This is a hearing which parents need to attend, to allow the school to present their case                                                          why their child was not offered a place.

*Stage Two – This is an Individual hearing for parents to present their appeal.

Both stages must be attended