Apply for a Derbyshire school place 

If you wish to apply on line there is a link to the DCC website below:-

If you have any queries about admissions please contact 01629 537479 or email

Whilst you are waiting to hear, you are welcome to visit the school by prior appointment. Please contact our School Business Officer, Lydia Knowles on 01246 850289.

Starting school …………

We would like to send a warm welcome to new families to our school.  Our early years unit is a friendly and supportive environment where children are happy and content.  We work hard to meet the needs of all of our children and work closely with families to ensure we provide the best for them.

Our early years unit is a large, bright classroom with a brand new outdoor play area.

Please explore our website class pages which showcases all of the lovely things the children do whilst in school, and do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to visit our school prior to your application.

Nursery Age Children 

Within our early years unit we have the provision to offer places for children from 3 years of age.  Our nursery class offers a caring environment where children are encouraged to develop physically, academically and socially. 

We offer 4 transition mornings (8.45am – 11.45am) for our new starters, this gives children opportunity to meet their new friends and get settled into life at Bramley Vale Primary (families are contacted via letter once transition days for each term are agreed).

Parents are invited to discuss admission arrangements for nursery with the School Business Officer.  An offer of a place depends upon the numbers of pupils currently registered and the needs of the individual cohorts of pupils.  Requests are considered inline with the school’s admissions policy.

We also offer nursery children the opportunity to stay over lunchtime, please see our ‘nursery pay as you go’ section for more details.

Nursery Admission Policy Jan 24

Request For A Child Place

Reception Age Children 

We operate a single point of admission – this means that we admit all children for Reception in September.  Acceptance of applications is dependant upon the number of children in the appropriate year group.  Our standard number for each year is 25.  Appeals against refused applications may be made to Derbyshire County Council.

By law all infant classes must have 30 children or fewer.  This could mean that children may be in a mixed ages class in order to achieve this aim.  We try to keep classes as small as possible but we have to work within budgetary limitations.

Prior to transfer to Reception, parents must apply using the standard Derbyshire County Council application form.  A nursery place does not guarantee a place in main school.