Year 6 to Year 7 Applications 

Admissions to Swanwick Hall School into year 7, up until the academic year starts, are managed by Derbyshire County Council. To apply for a place at Swanwick Hall or for more information on Derbyshire County Council’s school admissions procedures – click here(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab).

The deadline for an on-time application for entry into year 7 in September 2024 is 31st October 2023.

Applications for in-year places should be made directly to Swanwick Hall School, click here to complete the application form. You will usually be advised in writing whether a place can be offered within ten school days of making your application and at the very latest within fifteen school days.

When an application for a place at this school is unsuccessful, families are able to appeal the decision by completing this Admissions Appeals Form, click here.

Secondary application and appeals timetable

National Closing date for on-time applications 31 October 2023
National Offer date for all Secondary Schools 1 March 2024
Closing Date for on-time appeals 28 March 2024
On-time appeals will be heard by


Late appeals will be heard at the same time as online appeals wherever possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

18 June 2024


Last Date to submit any additional information in support of your appeal The independent Clerk will notify you of this date, which is usually 5 days before the date of your appeal hearing
Decisions will be communicated in writing from the independent clerk, within 5 working days of the date of your appeal  


In-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


All pupils who have an Education Health Care Plan which names the school will follow the SEND Consultation process. 

If you are interested in a tour please contact Mrs Hollingsworth, the Headteacher’s PA, on 01773 602106 ext. 5023 or email If you have mobility issues please advise us prior to your visit so that we can make the necessary arrangements to accommodate you. 

Please click here for our Admissions Policies

Catchment Area

Apply for a secondary school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and is in their last year of primary school you should have applied for their secondary school place by 31 October 2023. The closing date has now passed but you can still make an application.

If your child attends a school outside Derbyshire which operates a different pattern of education and they are due to transfer to secondary school in September 2024, you should also have made an application by 31 October 2023. This information also applies to you.

The application process is quick and easy and you can also find information about how to choose a school and apply for a place in our parents’ guide to secondary admissions.

You’ll get your offer on 1 March 2024 and if you’re unhappy with the decision you can make an appeal. You can do this online and more information can be found on the secondary appeals web page.

If you have any questions relating to transition in the meantime, please do get in touch using and we will get back to you. 

We are so excited to welcome your child to join us at Swanwick Hall School in September 2024!

We will be having our transition days on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July where your child will be spending the three days with us; we have lots of exciting things planned!

Our Coffee and Cake night for parents/carers will take place on Wednesday 10th July.

We will be sending out more information over the coming weeks so please keep checking back on our website and Facebook page.

Welcome to our first transition information video; we hope this answers some of your initial questions around the transition process. Please keep checking this page for further information and updates.

Here is a video to give you further clarity on what uniform to buy for September. Coming soon: a video providing further information about the Transition Days.