Signing up new starters

Parents of children born between September 1, 2007, and August 31, 2008, need to apply now for their child’s infant or primary school place.

They can apply online at from this week.

Applying online, said a Derbyshire County Council spokesman, which allows parents to make changes to their application up to the closing date. They also receive e-mail confirmation that their application has been received.

People without access to a computer can call 08456 058 058 from November 21 for staff to take their application details.

Or they can still choose to complete a paper form which they can get by emailing or ring 01629 537499.