The Local Authority are the admission officers for our school and are responsible for coordinating all applications from parents for school places in our catchment area. If you want to apply for an infant place in Derby, you need to make an application to Derby City Council.

We have a maximum intake of 120 pupils annually in September.

If you wish to enquire about an ‘in year’ place at Chellaston Infants, please contact the Local Authority Admission department who will advise you how to apply for any places that may be available.

Please read the Primary Admissions Handbook before making an application, a downloadable version is available from Derby City Council Primary Admissions Team.

Click this link to Derby City Council Primary School Admissions


Post: Derby City Council
School Admissions Team
The Council House
Corporation Street
Tel: 01332 642727

Minicom: 01332 640666

School Admissions – Appeals

If your request for a school place is refused, this is usually because school has received more applications than there were places available and other children more fully met the admission criteria.

Derby City Council Admissions Team can give you information on other schools that may have places available.

You can also appeal the decision, however please check that your child met all of the admission criteria before making an appeal. You can appeal for more than one school at the same time.

How to appeal

We are now processing appeals as an academy and advise you to complete our appeals form and email the completed document to

Please select the link below to download the form:

PEAK Appeals Form

If you are appealing for a school in-year, the deadline for returning appeal forms will be at least 20 school days from the date of the decision letter.

Determined Admission Arrangements Sept 2021-2022
Determined Admission Arrangements Sept 2020-2021
Determined Admission Arrangements Sept 2019-2020

Please read the above admissions arrangements for previous and next academic year, which details all the information you will need about applying for a school place and our admissions criteria, as well as, our Admissions Policy (below) for details of our internal procedures.

Admissions Policy


Please complete and return the below form if your child will be leaving our school, ensuring as much detail has been included:

Leavers From