Akaal Primary School is a state-funded Free School open to all primary-aged children irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or ability. The school will have an admission number of 60 pupils in each year group.
Starting Primary School in the Reception Year
You apply for your child to start school in the Reception Year (Year R) through the coordinated admissions scheme run by local authority in which you live.
Parents living in the Derby City local authority area can apply online through Derby City Council’s website:
You can also apply by telephone, or ask for a paper application form, by telephoning 01332 956988. Parents resident in other local authority areas must apply through the local authority in which they live.
The deadline for applications to be returned is 15th January in the year of admission in September. Offers of places are made on 16th April (or the next working day if this is a weekend or bank holiday) in the same year. If we are not able to offer you a place, you can appeal against that decision.
You can find the full admission arrangements for the school, including the criteria used to decide who is admitted when the academy is oversubscribed, via the links below.
Moving Primary Schools – In-year Admissions
If your child is already at school and you wish to move primary schools then you must make a new application. The school is part of Derby City Council’s coordinated scheme for in-year admissions. Details of the scheme can be found on Derby City Council’s website:
Wherever you live, you can apply to a new school directly or through Derby City Council’s website:
You can also apply by telephone, or ask for a paper application form, by telephoning 01332 956988. The school does not have its own admission form and if you wish to apply on paper, you can use the common application provided by Derby City Council’s admissions team. Hard copy applications must be returned to Derby City Council.
You can apply to move schools at any time. We will aim to respond within 10 school days but you will always be notified in writing of the outcome of your application within 15 school days. If we are not able to offer a place, you can appeal against that decision.
You can find the full admission arrangements for the academy, including the criteria used to decide who is admitted when the academy is oversubscribed, via the links below.
Timetable For Appeals
Nishkam School Trust
We are in the process of applying to join the Nishkam School Trust. Please take a look at their website to gain an idea of our future.