Prior to the start of compulsory education, every child is entitled to receive three terms of funded early years education. Children in Becket Primary School Nursery are entitled to a part time place for a maximum of 15 hours per week.  Some children are entitled to 30 hours if their parents meet the qualifying criteria. Find out more about Nursery Funded Hours.

They cannot usually join the Nursery until the start of the term which falls after their third birthday. Application forms can be obtained form the school office or Click Here To Open The Waiting List Form.


Applying For Reception Class Intake September 2020

If you want to apply for the intake year of an Infant, Junior or Primary school starting in September 2020, you can make your application from 6 November 2019 onwards. You need to apply by the National Closing Date of 15 January 2020. Any applications made after 15 January 2020 will be classed as ‘late’ and considered after all ‘on time’ applications have been dealt with. To make an application you can:

  • apply online – it’s quick and easy. You can also use this to track your application process
  • apply by phone on 01332 642617 – this will take around 10 minutes and you will need to know the name of the school you are applying to
  • apply using a paper form – telephone 01332 642730 to ask them to send you one.

If you make your application online, you will be able to access your decision on 16 April 2020 – National Offer Day. If you apply by phone or on a paper form your offer letter will be posted on 16 April 2020, second class. No decision will be given over the telephone.

Find out more information or apply for a place on the Derby City Council Primary Schools Admissions web-page.


Primary / Infant / Junior / School Appeals

The School Admission Appeals Code 2012 at Section 2.1 states that appeals for applications made in the normal admissions round, which in this case is Reception and Junior applications for September 2019/20, must be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals.  With these dates in mind and just for guidance, Derby City Council has set the following dates for their appeal closing dates and hearings for students starting school in September 2019 or moving to Junior School in September 2019.


DCC Contact Details:


Post address: Admissions
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 642697
Minicom: 01332 256666

Contact Us

Becket Primary School
Monk Street
DE22 3QB
Telephone: 01332 347595