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Applications for places at Bakewell CofE Infants are made through Derbyshire County Council.  This applies to children starting school for the first time, or transferring in-year.


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The schools admissions policy for children joining the school from Sept 24 is available below.

Admissions Consultation : 2025 Entry

Consultation on Bakewell CE Infant School Admission Arrangements for September 2025 Following the publication of the new School Admissions Code 2021 , the governing body of Bakewell CE Infant School are currently consulting on the school admissions policy for September 2025. The admissions policy has been adapted to ensure we are fully compliant with the new School Admissions Code (2021). There have been changes to the school’s oversubscription criteria and the following has been removed at the request of the Derby Diocese Board of Education:


· Children whose parents request a place on religious grounds***.


The consultation period commenced on the 2nd October to 24th November 2023. During this time, individuals and organisations are invited to express their views and any concerns about the proposed admissions policy for Bakewell CE Infant School.


In addition, the policy has also been updated and refers to the Admissions Appeal Code 2022 rather than the Admissions Appeal Code 2012, as per previous policies.


The proposed Admissions Policy for the 2025/26 academic year is available to download at the bottom of this page.


If you require a hard copy, please contact the school office on: 01629 812 322


In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks and, as an interested party at of Bakewell CE Infant School, we are keen to hear your views; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation if you have any concerns regarding the matter.


All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 12 noon on Friday 24th November 2023 to:


If you wish to submit any correspondence by hand or by post to the school, please mark the correspondence:


FAO DDAT Consultation Team, C/O Bakewell CE Infant School, Bath Street, Bakewell, DE45 1BX.


Please note that all responses need to include your school’s name and should outline your personal details, including your name, address and relationship to the school.


At the end of the consultation period, the governing body will meet to consider responses. The outcome of the consultation will be published on the Bakewell CE Infant School website as soon as possible following a decision being reached by the Local Governing Body. Hard copies of the final report will be made available on request to all respondents of the consultation.

If you wish to further discuss this matter, or anything mentioned, please contact: