Pre-School & Primary Admissions

The first step in our admissions process is to arrange a convenient time for you to visit the Primary School. During your tour you will meet our Head, Mrs Amy Chapman, and Head of Primary, Mr Jeremy Harper. You can arrange a suitable time by contacting me, Miss Sue Callaghan, by phone: 01332 514267 or by email: admissions@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk . Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form, which can be found by clicking here. 

If you missed our Virtual Open Morning on Saturday 13th March you can now watch this on YouTube by clicking here. To watch our latest Pre-School and Reception Virtual Open Morning from Saturday 5th December, click here. You may also find it useful to watch our Frequently Asked Questions video for our Pre-School. This can be found by clicking here. 

The next stage is to register your child with us. You can do this by returning the registration form and registration fee (currently £100) to me. 

The Primary assessment process varies according to the age of the children.

For Pre-School and Reception entry, assessment is made on each child's personal, social and emotional development and academic readiness through a 1:1 meeting with the one of our Early Years specialist teachers.

For infant children in Years 1 and 2 it becomes more curriculum focused with assessments made on the core subjects of English and Maths alongside logic, problem solving and reasoning activities which allows us to see each child's academic potential and learning styles.  

In Juniors (Years 3-6) the format becomes increasingly formal, in fitting with each child's age and stage of development, with assessments again in the core subjects of English and Maths alongside logic, problem solving and reasoning activities.

We appreciate each child's learning will be different and may have been impacted by recent events. We therefore work with each child to see how best we can support them to reach their potential in the weeks, terms and years that follow.

Throughout the admissions process I am on hand to answer any questions and I look forward to welcoming you and your child to our Primary School.

 Miss Sue Callaghan, Registrar