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Time to apply for next year's secondary school places

Time to apply for next year's secondary school places

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:03 by Jo Mitchell

Parents of year 6 pupils living in Derbyshire can now apply to Derbyshire County Council for their child's secondary school place for September 2020.

Around 8,500 year 6 primary school children – who were born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 – have been sent information about the application process. More »

Applications opened on Monday 9 September 2019 and the deadline to submit applications is midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019.

Applying online is the most efficient method and also allows the school admissions team to most effectively receive and gather the information it requires to allocate places.

An online application also allows parents to make changes to their preferences or amend any other details if necessary at any point up to the closing date. Anyone who applies online will receive an email to assure them their application has been received.

When completing the application form parents are asked to list, in order of preference, the 3 schools they would most like their child to attend and should consider including their child's 'normal area' school as one of their preferences.

Parents who don't include their child's normal area school could – if that school then becomes full – find themselves being offered a place at a school further away and be liable for any costs associated with home to school transport.

Although parents have a legal right to express preferences they have no automatic right to a place at any particular school.

Derbyshire County Councils Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said:

"As the new school term begins, the time has come for parents with children in year 6 to apply for their child's secondary school place for September 2020.

"It's really quick and easy to apply – especially if parents do it online and we have a dedicated team on hand to help parents with the application process.

"Picking the right school is a big decision so we're asking parents to take their time to explore all of their options and send in their application before the deadline."

Applications submitted to Derbyshire County Council after the deadline will not be considered until places have been allocated to those children whose parents did return their form on time. Parents who fail to meet the deadline may find that the school they want their child to go to is full.

Councillor Dale added:

"Missing the deadline could mean parents are less likely to get a place at their preferred school and could mean their child may have to travel further to an alternative school or not get into the same school as their friends."

Any parents who are a refused a place for their child have a right of appeal to an independent panel.

For more information about apply for your child's place at secondary school please click here.

Parents who cannot apply online can Call Derbyshire County Council on 01629 533190. » Less

Lee Rowley MP Local Resident Surgeries

Lee Rowley MP Local Resident Surgeries

Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:42 by Jo Mitchell

Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire, holds regular surgeries all around the constituency to allow residents to raise any issues or concerns with him.

Resident surgeries can cover any topic, local or national, but are often the place to discuss issues such as: More »

  • problems involving Government departments - such as the DWP, Home Office or HMRC on issues such as benefits, tax or immigration
  • difficulties associated with the District or County Councils - where Lee can take up queries regarding roads, bins or our local area. Lee does not have power to make or reverse decisions but is happy to take matters up on behalf of residents to see if progress can be made
  • housing issues - whether involving Rykneld Homes, social housing provider in the constituency or other landlords

He operates an appointments based system to ensure everyone has the opportunity to discuss their particular concerns and, due to high demand, initial appointments are generally 15 minutes. Further appointments can then be arranged as necessary.

Lee's upcoming surgeries are:

  • 7th September 2019 - Clay Cross
  • 12th October 2019 - Dronfield
  • 16th November 2019 - Killamarsh
  • 7th December 2019 - Cutthorpe

If you would like to make an appointment for a surgery, please get in touch with the office on 01246 439222 or by emailing lee.rowley.mp@parliament.uk. A time will be confirmed and location details will be sent through. » Less

Dronfield Library Opening Hours to Change from 30th September

Dronfield Library Opening Hours to Change from 30th September

Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:16 by Jo Mitchell

Please note that from Monday 30th September the opening hours of Dronfield Library will be changing to the following;

Monday 9:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:00pm More »

The library will be opening at 9:30am each day and will remain open late one night a week on a Monday, but will be closing at 5pm all other week nights and 4pm on a Saturday afternoon.

For the Library contact details please click here. » Less