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Please read the information below which gives details of the admission arrangements for our school.

School Admissions


Oakwood Infant and Nursery School follows the admissions arrangements made by Derby City Council.  To apply for a school place for your child, either for Reception Year 2022 or an In-Year Transfer, please contact Derby City Council School Admissions:


Email (enquiries):

Telephone (enquiries and applications): 01332 642725 or 01332 642730

Website (applications and information):


September 2022 Reception Applications:


Thank you for your interest in our school.


We have still have some places available for our next school tour which will be taking place on Thursday 02 December at 2:00 pm.


If you are applying for a school place for your child for September 2022 and would like to find out more about our school, or arrange a visit, please contact the school office for further information on 01332 574192 or via email to


Applications for September 2022 Reception places opened on 05 November 2021 - the closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.


We normally hold one or more 'Open Days' during the summer term for both prospective Reception and Nursery parents to have a look around our School and Nursery - exact date for summer 2022 to follow.


Nursery Applications (In Year and 2022)


Oakwood Infant and Nursery School admits children to our Nursery the term after their third birthday.


We offer a choice of free 15 hour places at the start or end of the week or extended funded 30 hour places Monday-Friday, subject to eligibility.


Our main Nursery admissions are in September each year, however, we may be able to offer your child a place to start in either the January or April following their third birthday, subject to availability.


We currently have a small number of free 15 hour places at the start of the week for a January 2022 start.


We are also taking waitlist applications for April 2022 for free 15 hour end of the week places and for September 2022 for extended funded 30 hour places.


Parents who would like their child to have a Nursery place should contact the school office on 01332 574192 or to place their child's name on the Nursery waiting list. 


Please see our separate 'Nursery' page under 'Information for Parents' on the school website for more information on places and to download a copy of our current Nursery Waiting List form.


In the event that applications for our Nursery exceed the total number of places available, the school follows the same admissions criteria as for Derby City Council primary school admission arrangements.