“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.”

Proverbs 9:10-12

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.

Common Application Form

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If you would like to contact the school, please don't hesitate to do so via telephone 01332 325710 or email info@derbycathedralschool.org.uk 

The deadline to apply for a place in Year 7 each September is October 31st in the previous year.


Have you been offered a place at Derby Cathedral School?

Once your child has been officially offered a place at Derby Cathedral School by Derby City Council you will need to complete our admission form below as soon as possible. Click on the Student Admission Form below to access it.

Student Admission Form


Welcome to Derby Cathedral School - New Starters Guide

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More detailed information about admissions is found under 'Admissions Arrangements' and you can also download our policies for each academic year.

Admission Policies

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*In order for your application to be fully and correctly considered against our criteria, you must also complete and return a Supplementary Information Form.

Supplementary Form

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Parents/carers will be notified of their child’s place in secondary school on March 1st, known as National Offer Day.