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Little Eaton Primary School

Participation Responsibility Independence Determination Excellence
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Little Eaton Primary School

Participation Responsibility Independence Determination Excellence

Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.


We are a primary school with children from Reception [the school year in which their 5th birthday falls] to Year 6 [11 year olds]. Currently our pupil admission number (PAN) is 30.


When children start school at Little Eaton, they have a wide range of pre-school experience, although many come from one of the pre-school settings in the village.


Children transferring from Little Eaton to secondary school go to a variety of schools. The majority go to Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, but others go to schools including Woodlands, Leesbrook, Heanor Gate, Landau and John Flamsteed. Their secondary school place depends very much on their home address - attending Little Eaton does not guarantee a place at any particular secondary school. 


If you are thinking of coming here, you are very welcome to come and have a look around - there is normally an open evening for prospective Reception parents in the Autumn term, around the time when you need to apply to Derbyshire County Council.  If you need to come at a different time, please ring and arrange a convenient time to visit.


The School Standards and framework act introduced a new statutory requirement for every LEA to ensure that every parent of a child living within an LEA who has applied for a school place in the normal admission round receives an offer of a place, and only one school place on the same day.


All primary schools within an LEA’s area have been co-ordinated from September 2006 intake onwards

Parents will be invited to express their preferences for schools within their own LEA’s area on a common application form, which the LEA will provide (online applications are available).

Derbyshire LEA applies its own admission criteria to requests for places in its community and controlled schools.

The needs of any admission will be balanced against the capacity of the relevant class within the school.

Any parent whose child is refused a school place for which they have applied has the right to an independent appeal.

As a school, we will follow the LEA admissions practice which includes admission arrangements for disabled and special needs pupils. .


Please follow the link below to find out more about applying for a place.

If you have a child starting school in September 2024, please contact the office for a tour of the school 01332 831471
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