Admission Arrangements

Admission to Etwall Primary School

Thank you for choosing our school!

Admission arrangements to Etwall Primary School for children living in Derbyshire are through Derbyshire County Council:



Telephone: 01629 537499

If you do not live in Derbyshire, please apply through the council covering the area in which you live.

Please be aware that parents and carers have a legal right to express a preference for which school they wish their child to attend. This is not the same as being able to choose, but means that if you expresses a preference for a particular school, and there are places available, then your child should be offered a place at that school.

However, in law there is no automatic right to place a child in any particular school and it may not be possible to offer a place at the preferred school.

Admission to Etwall Primary School is based on Derbyshire County Council's Admission Criteria. 

Starting school for the first time

If your child was born between 01 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they will be eligible to start school in September 2020.

For more information, please visit Derbyshire County Council's website


In year admission

If you are moving to Derbyshire or want your child to move schools other than at the normal admission/transfer time, you will need to apply for an in-year admission.

Find out more on Derbyshire County Council's website


Applying for secondary school

The majority of secondary schools in the area can be applied for through Derbyshire County Council.

Find out more on Derbyshire County Council's website 


Leaving school

If your child is leaving the school (other than for secondary school) then please tell the Headteacher, in writing, the following information:

  1. the date your child is leaving the school
  2. the name of the school that your child will be attending and their start date
  3. the family address (if you are moving house)
This information is important as if it is not given to the Headteacher then the school will have to follow the Derbyshire County Council guidelines 'Children Missing from Education' and a referral will be processed through Starting Point to the council.  More information on Children Missing from Education can be found on Derbyshire County Council's website.