Derby Cathedral School plans to open in September 2018 with six Year 7 classes (180 places) and admit the same number of Year 7 pupils each year thereafter. It will be a Church of England secondary school and will be fully inclusive and free to attend, welcoming pupils of all abilities, from all backgrounds, of all faiths and those with no faith.
In the first year, Derby Cathedral School will process applications outside the normal local authority process for coordinating school offers. This means you will need to complete your LA common application form for your other choices of school in addition to the online application for Derby Cathedral School. An application to Derby Cathedral School will be considered entirely separately and will not affect any other school applications you make via the LA. It is, in effect, an additional choice of school.
The application deadline for a Year 7 place at Derby Cathedral School has been extended to 31st December 2017, to coincide with the expected announcement of the permanent site for the school. Those offered a place at Derby Cathedral School will receive two offers from the LA on 1st March: one from their three LA choices and an additional offer from Derby Cathedral School. They can then decide which offer to accept. Only when parents/carers have accepted the Derby Cathedral School place will their LA offer elsewhere be allocated to someone else.