Our admissions  for Reception, Year 1 to 6 are handled by Derby City Council. Further details and the admissions handbook are available on-line at or by calling the Admissions team on 01332 642729.

Please note if you child attends Lakeside's Nursery this does not guarantee a place in the mainstream school. An application will need to be made to Derby City Council to join the main school.


Applying For Reception Class Intake September 2021

Applying for Reception Class Intake September 2021 (for those children reaching their 5th birthday by 31st August in the next school year)


This is managed by Derby City Council. You can make an application from 6 November 2020. The closing date for online applications is 15 January 2021. If the closing date has passed, you can still apply however any applications made after the deadline date will be classed as late and will be considered after all on-time applications have been processed.

We have an admissions limit of 90 children into our Reception Year and the school is normally over-subscribed. There are short tours of the school during November and December when you will have the opportunity see the classrooms and other facilities. Please call the school office on 01332 571485 from October onwards to book a visit. 


To apply for a place at Lakeside you must contact the Derby City Council Admission  and complete a prerferred choice of school form. For more information please contact Derby City Council Admissions on 01332 642729 or alternatively see the Derby City Council website.

Website Link: Derby City Council Admissions

All families must apply for a place in our reception classes even if their child attends our nursery. Details are sent out and can also be obtained from the office, this system is managed by the Local Authority (LA), not the school.

We serve the Wilmorton area as well as the Brighton Road and Baker Street area of Crewton and Alvaston all within Derby.


When children are in Year 6 families apply for a place at secondary school. In the past children from our school have successfully applied to:

Noel-Baker Academy, Merrill Academy, St Benedict’s (Catholic), Landau Forte, West Park Community, Murray Park Community, Da Vinci College, St Giles, St Martin’s & Derby Cathedral School.  This system is also managed by the LA not our school but we will assist where we can in the process of application.


The School Admission Appeals Code 2012 at section 2.1 includes a deadline for lodging appeals which allows appellants at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal.

It also states that appeals for applications made in the normal admissions round appeal must be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals.

With these dates in mind and for your information, Derby City Council has set dates for their appeal closing dates and hearings, please view the following link to view the dates : School Admission Appeal 

Please read our Appeals Policy before making an appeal. Click here

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