School Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 1RY

01246 412 302

Dronfield Infant School

Learning Together : Believing and Achieving!



All of our school admission arrangements are controlled and organised by Derbyshire County Council Admissions Team, please see the leaflet below for more details on how to apply for a place at Dronfield Infant School. 

The school currently has a Pupil Admission Number(PAN) of 90 pupils in each year group. 

All in-year admissions are dealt with through Derbyshire County Council, however, we encourage all parents/carers to contact the school office to arrange a visit to the school. 

Making an application for a delayed admission

Parents thinking of making a request for delayed admission should in the first instance discuss it with their child's pre-school provider/current head teacher, prospective future head teacher and any other professionals involved as soon as possible. If, after discussion, parents wish to formally request the admission of their child outside the normal age group they should provide:

  • a recommendation form completed by the child's pre-school provider/current head teacher which includes information on the child's abilities and development how the child is performing against the recognised expected levels for their age group; and the child's social and emotional development
  • when relevant, the views of the head teacher of the preferred school(s)
  • any other information/documentation which is relevant to the request

For admissions into a school's normal intake years (reception for infant and primary schools, year 3 for junior schools and year 7 for secondary schools) requests must be submitted by 31 March of the academic year preceding the year of admission in order that requests can be determined before applications open in the autumn term and allowing parents sufficient time to then meet the national  closing date for Primary School places by 15th January 2024. 

Submissions should be made to the Admissions Team at Derbyshire County Council.