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The Parish School of St Werburghs Spondon


Admission Arrangements

Parents and children are most welcome to visit and see our school. Visits are often most informative during the school day, when you can see our children learning. Please call the office to book an appointment.

Children are admitted into Foundation in one intake in September. In the summer term prior to your child starting school, we will arrange taster sessions and you and your child can meet the teachers, teaching assistants and office staff.

A copy of our Admissions Policy can be found here.

Applications are made through Derby City Council. (https://www.derby.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/primary-school-admissions/)

Please be aware that there is a supplementary form for parents applying for faith reasons (click on the link below). Please also fill in the supplementary form if your child has a sibling at St Werburgh’s. This form is to be returned directly to school please, either emailed to admin@stwerburghs.derby.sch.uk or to the school office.

Church application forms are available from the school office or download one below.
Either in PDF format: SW Church Admissions Form or in Word: SW Church Admissions Form

Please download our EYFS leaflet here.

Consultation on St Werburgh’s CE Primary School Admission Arrangements for September 2025

Following the publication of the new School Admissions Code 2021 , the governing body of St Werburgh’s CE Primary School are currently consulting on the school admissions policy for September 2025. The admissions policy has been adapted to ensure we are fully compliant with the new School Admissions Code (2021).   There have been changes to the school’s oversubscription criteria and the following has been removed at the request of the Derby Diocese Board of Education:

  • Children whose parents are regular worshippers at St Werburgh’s Parish Church, Spondon, Derby and who can support their application with a letter of confirmation from the Parish Priest or Children whose parents are regular worshippers at Spondon Methodist Church, Spondon, Derby and can support their application with a letter of confirmation from the ordained Methodist Minister.
  • Children whose parents are regular worshippers at another Anglican Parish Church and who can support their application with a letter of confirmation from the Parish Priest.

The consultation period commenced on 2nd October and will run until 24th November 2023. During this time, individuals and organisations are invited to express their views and any concerns about the proposed admissions policy for St Werburgh’s CE Primary School. 

In addition, the policy has also been updated and refers to the Admissions Appeal Code 2022 rather than the Admissions Appeal Code 2012, as per previous policies.

The proposed Admissions Policy for the 2025/26 academic year is available to download here:


If you require a hard copy, please contact the school office on 01332 673827.

In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks and, as an interested party at St Werburgh’s CE Primary School, we are keen to hear your views; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation if you have any concerns regarding the matter. 

All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 12 noon on Friday 24th November 2023 to: Admissionsconsultation@ddat.org.uk.
If you wish to submit any correspondence by hand or by post to the school, please mark the correspondence:

FAO DDAT Consultation Team,
C/O St Werburgh’s CE Primary School,
Church Street,
DE21 7LL.


Please note that all responses need to include the school’s name and should outline your personal details, including your name, address and relationship to the school.

At the end of the consultation period, the governing body will meet to consider responses. The outcome of the consultation will be published on the St Werburgh’s CE Primary School website as soon as possible following a decision being reached by the Local Governing Body. Hard copies of the final report will be made available on request to all respondents of the consultation. 

If you wish to further discuss this matter, or anything mentioned in this letter, please contact: Admissionsconsultation@ddat.org.uk.