How and When to Apply

Derby Cathedral School is part of the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admissions. Therefore, our admissions, both In-Year and secondary transfer, i.e. Year 6 into Year 7, are handled by Derby City Council. If you would like to make an application, please follow the steps below.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online Click here for the Synergy Parent Portal Website You can also apply by telephone on 01332 642727. Alternatively, you can download a paper application form and return it to Derby City Council or request a paper application form to be sent to you using the same telephone number.

If you would like to contact the school, please don't hesitate to do so via telephone 01332 325710 or email 

The deadline to apply for a place in Year 7 in September 2020 is October 31st 2019. Our open events are detailed below. 

More detailed information about admissions is found under 'Admissions Arrangements'.

September 2019 Open Events

As we did last year, we will hold Open Afternoons in the two weeks commencing September 16th and 23rd. During this time we will hold tours between 2pm and 3pm and between 4pm and 5pm. There is no need to book, we will accommodate all visitors.

Our Open Evening events for prospective students will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September, both starting at 6pm in the Main Hall.