An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to Derby City local authority by completing the LA Common Application Form at and following the instructions on the LA website. If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (see below) and return this to Mrs J Cartlidge.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021 – 2022, will be applied. ( ) Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs J Cartlidge.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Derby City Admissions – 01332 642725.



The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, of which St Alban’s is part of, have adopted the 2021-22 Primary and Secondary policies for the Nottingham Diocese Catholic Schools in St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust together with the Supplementary Information Form that will be used with the application process.

Further details can be found at:

Admission Policies

Click on the links below to read our admission policies

Current academic year     

FS1(Nursery) applications form

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Supplementary form 2021-2022

In Year Admission Statement

Next Academic Year

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2021-2022

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2022-2023