Applying for a Place 

Admissions to Swanwick Hall School into year 7 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 2022 is 31st October 2021.

With effect from 1st November 2021, 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 2021-22

National Closing date for on-time applications 31 October 2021
National Offer date for all Secondary Schools 1 March 2022
Closing Date for on-time appeals 1 April 2022
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.

Monday 20 June 2022


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. 1032 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. 

Admissions Policy 

There are two parts to our Admissions Policy. The Two Counties Trust Admissions Policy Part 1 can be found below:

The Two Counties Trust Admissions Policy: Part 1

Part 2 of our Admissions Policy can be found below: 

Swanwick Hall School Admissions Policy: Part 2 2021-22

Swanwick Hall School Admissions Policy: Part 2 2022-2023

Swanwick Hall School’s Admission Policy: Part 2 2023-2024

Catchment Area

We are very much looking forward to welcoming your child to Swanwick Hall.

Once local authorities have contacted parents/carers directly on March 1st 2022 secondary place, we begin the transition process. This starts with a letter from Headteacher welcoming you to our school community. We work very closely with our feeder schools from March onwards. We often have new starters from as many as 22 primary schools but we committed to learning as much as we can about every child.

Throughout the summer term, we will make frequent contact as we provide all the information you and your child need to know about Swanwick Hall. Much of the information is delivered using videos so you can watch at your own convenience. Your child will also spend some time with us on site, getting to know the layout and their form. Many students are understandably nervous but we have a very experienced team who will ensure every child receives the support needed to settle quickly and thrive at secondary school

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

Year 6 Summer School

For one week, teachers will offer a range of activities that will focus on developing pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills whilst building confidence in their new school. The school will run from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th August; we expect students to take part in all sessions during the week as we look to introduce students to routines and the Swanwick Hall School values: respect, resilience and inclusivity.

The Summer School day will run from 9.00am until 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. Workshops will be taught by Swanwick Hall School teachers so students will become familiar with their new teachers in a relaxed, fun and focused environment. Lunch will be provided on site, free of charge; school buses will not be running so students will need to make their own way to and from school.

To register your interest in the summer school, please complete the google form here by Monday 4th July or return the reply slip on the letter which was posted out this week.

If you have any additional questions, you are welcome to contact Swanwick Hall School and myself or another member of the transition team will be happy to speak with you.