A short welcome from Headteacher, Mrs McQuillan

Our school is a vibrant learning community where pupils, families, staff and governors work in close partnership.

We believe that every individual is unique and made in God’s own image. We aim to instil and foster a life long love of learning for every child in a happy and caring environment that bears witness to our Gospel values. We create opportunities to develop independence, confidence and collaboration, recognising that everyone has their own unique talents which we work with you to develop.

We believe that a close partnership between parents and school is the key to success and we are here to work with you to ensure the very best possible experience for your child.

The Admissions Authority for our School

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy. On behalf of the Trust the admissions process is coordinated by the relevant Local Authority.

All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the Governing Body of the Academy applied for.

The schools within the Trust are principally provided to serve the Catholic communities of Derbyshire and the surrounding counties. The Governors also welcome applications from all parents and carers, regardless of faith or background, who would like their children to be educated in a Christian environment.

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

St Edward’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

Admissions 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2023-2024

Admissions 2022-2023

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2022-2023

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2022-2023

Admissions 2021-2022

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2021-2022

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2022-2023

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to the school – see Contact Us for the school address

In Year Admissions

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 Derbyshire County Council.

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

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In Year Admissions Statement (2021 to 2022)

Secure your child's place at St Edwards CA today!

We are a DCI rated GOOD school.

The application window for places from September 2022 is now closed.

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch either via email or by telephoning (01283) 216721 or (01283) 229428

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