Admissions & Appeals

Academic Year 2022-2023

Applying for a school place

The Dean Trust is the Admissions Authority for Lord Derby Academy.

Lord Derby Academy is responsible for its own Admissions Policy although the coordination of admissions arrangements into Year 7 is undertaken by Knowsley Local Authority.

Please click here for Lord Derby Academy Admissions Policy 2022/23.

Closing date for applications:  31st October 2021.


All unsuccessful applicants will have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the Education Act 1993.

Parents who have been unsuccessful in their application for a place at Lord Derby Academy for Year 7 entry must indicate their wish to appeal and can obtain a form online or directly from Student Services at the Academy.

All appeals must be lodged no later than 31st March 2022. Appeals lodged will be heard during the Summer Term of 2022.

All appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. All appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case a reasonable time before the date of the hearing.

Academic Year 2021-2022

Lord Derby Academy is responsible for its own Admissions and has chosen to adopt the joint Knowsley Admissions policy for 2021-2022.

For details of the Knowsley Admissions for 2021/22 please click here. Please click here for Knowsley Council’s Determined Admission Arrangements for Knowsley Schools 2021/22.

Water Safety this Summer:

Keep safe this summer, please click here to view a poster from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Exam Results Day 2022:

Please click here for information regarding Results Day.

Pupil Return to School and Standards and Expectations:

Please click here to read the Headteacher Letter to Parents/Carers.

Change of School Communications System:

Please click here to read information regarding the change in the school communications system.

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