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How to apply for a place for my child


We take children into Osmaston Primary School from the age of three until 11, when they are ready to move on to secondary education.  If you are interested in a nursery place for your two year old, then please consider Lord Street Community Nursery School which is very close to us.

Nursery Admissions

Nursery education is not statutory but we are able to offer 52 morning and 52 afternoon places.   Children must be three before the beginning of the term in which they are admitted to be offered a place. If you are interested in a nursery place for your child then please contact the school office where we an give you further details of the admission applications process.  

Primary Admissions

Children are admitted to full-time statutory education at the beginning of the school year in which they become five years of age. A school year runs from 1st September one year to 31st August the next year.  We have space for 90 pupils in each year group.

Admission arrangements for Derby City schools are now dealt with centrally by Derby City's Children and Young People's Department.  You can apply for a school place by telephoning (01332) 642729 or (01332) 642730 or by applying online.  The Local Authority will allocate places according to their criteria which are published in their primary school admissions leaflet.  

Places in both the Nursery and Reception are in demand and so parents need to register their interest in a school place as early as possible.

The Headteacher is most happy to give prospective parents a guided tour of the school – please telephone to make an appointment. 

To find out much more about the process of applying for admission to this school (including some useful documents that you can download), or indeed any other school in Derby, please click here to be taken to the Derby City Council webpage about admissions.

To read about the things to consider when selecting a school place for your child, have a look at this article.