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Admissions Information

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Admission to Borrow Wood from Reception to Year 6

Borrow Wood Primary School adheres to Derby City Council's admission arrangements.


Children are admitted into the Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) classes through one intake in September. Parents’ meetings and transition visits are arranged in the summer term before the children start school. The standard pupil admission number is 45 per year. 

You can make an application from 3 November 2023. The closing date for online applications is 12 January 2024. If the closing date has passed, you can still apply however any applications made after the deadline date will be classed as late and will be considered after all on-time applications have been processed.

Parents who require a place at Borrow Wood Primary School can request a common application form from either the school or the Local Authority in October and the completed form must be returned to:


School Admissions, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS. The application form is also available online at


Outside the normal application dates, enquiries for places are dealt with by the Local Authority. Our Admissions Policy is based on that stated in the Local Authority Booklet which is published each year and is available below. 


Further information can be obtained from the Derby City Council website.  Click here.


Admission to nursery

Admissions to our nursery are handled by Borrow Wood Primary School. To apply for a nursery place, contact the school office for an application form. 

Education for Foundation Stage 1 (nursery) children is provided on a flexible basis with 26 places in the morning and 26 places in the afternoon. We have the following options available for children when they reach three years old:


  • Five mornings (8.45am to 11.45am)
  • Five afternoons (12.30pm to 3.30pm)
  • 15 hours over two and a half days at the beginning of the week - Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning
  • 15 hours over two and a half days at the end of the week - Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday and Friday
  • 30 hours provision is also available

We will admit children as soon as they are three years old.


WE CURRENTLY HAVE NURSERY PLACES AVAILABLE. Please contact the school office for further information.


Children’s names may be placed on the Foundation Stage 1 Admissions List at eighteen months old. The school will then contact parents when a place is available for their child. Parents are then invited to a Foundation Stage 1 Welcome Meeting where they are offered a visit and a start date as well as information on their transition into the class.