School applications open

Parents of year six pupils across Ilkeston can apply now to Derbyshire County Council to get their child a place at secondary school next September.

Around 7,600 year six primary school children – who were born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001 – need to let the council know which school they want to go to next year.

Applications can be made online at from now.

Phone lines will open on Monday September 19.

When completing the application form parents will be asked to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would most like their child to go to.

Call 08456 058 058 to apply or to find out more information on the process.