Year 7 Admissions Open

Applications close on 31st October 2021. We have been oversubscribed for the last 5 years so apply now to avoid missing out.

Please see Saint Benedict school prospectus 2021 for more information on our wonderful school. We have also put together a Year 7 2021 page that has lots of videos and information available.

To apply visit Derby City Schools Admissions

You must also complete the  Supplementary Form – 2021-2022 with all applications. These must be returned to Ruth Darby at together with a copy of a Baptism certificate if you are of the Catholic faith, or any further evidence of faith/worship to support your application.

Admission Policy – 2022-2023

For the most up to date information regarding our admission process please follow us on;

Twitter @StBenedictDerby or

Facebook – Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy.

Apply to join us today and give your child the chance to Be the BEST they can be!


In Year Admissions Statement

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the In-Year Application Form. If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form and return this to Josephine Wainwright –

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for year of application

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.

Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Josephine Wainwright –

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority

Applications should be made in the first instance to your local city council.  Please contact Derby City Council Admissions department on 01332 642726 for further information, or visit their Website Here

For Derbyshire County Council Admissions department, please phone 01629 537477.

The supplementary form should also be completed and this should be returned to Josephine Wainwright – , Admissions Officer, at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1JD, along with proof of baptism/clergy statement (if applicable).

Admissions Policy – 2019-2020

Supplementary Form – 2019-2020

Admissions Policy – 2020-2021

Supplementary Form – 2020-2021

Admissions Policy – 2021-2022

Supplementary Form – 2021-2022

Admission Policy – 2022-2023

Sixth Form Admissions 

Please click here to be redirected to the Sixth Form page.


Appeals Timetables

School Admissions Code – School Appeals Timetable

School Admissions Code – School Appeals Timetable – Late Applications

School Admissions Code – School Appeals Timetable – Late Appeals