Walter Evans Church of England Primary & Nursery School


Walter Evans has a one point entry system. This means that pupils enter school in the September before their fifth birthday.

Parents / carers considering application to Walter Evans are most welcome to visit the school by appointment. To apply for a place for your child at Walter Evans you will need to contact the Local Authority – Derby City Council Admissions on 01332 642729.


Parents who wish their children to be admitted to Walter Evans School must make their application directly to the Local Authority. Their telephone number for initial contact is 01332 642729. Please see our Admissions Policy below for the admission criteria. Follow this link (or copy and paste into your browser) for further information about applying for a school place, and to apply online. 

Applications for admissions to Reception in September 2024 will be accepted by Derby City Council from 3rd November 2023, the closing date for online applications is 15 January 2024. Derby City Admissions information can be found here: 

Walter Evans CE Primary School determined admissions arrangements can be found here:

Download determined admission arrangements here for 2023-24

Download determined admission arrangements here for 2024-25

Download determined admission arrangements here for 2025-26

Consultation on Walter Evans CE Primary School Admission Arrangements for September 2025

The consultation on the admission arrangements for 2025-2026 has now closed. Thank you to those people who responded. 


You can register your child for our Nursery when they reach the age of 2 years. 

Nursery Place - expression of interest.  If you are interested in your child attending our Nursery and your child is already 3 years old please contact the school on 01332 557139. However, if your child is two years old please follow the link to complete this form: 

Appeal Process

Parents wishing to appeal against the governors' refusal to admit a child should write to:-

Dr Pete Meakin
Chair of Governors
c/o Walter Evans Primary School
Darley Abbey
DE22 1EF

Envelopes should be clearly marked "APPEAL".

Arrangements will then be made for an independent panel to consider the appeal. Appeals must be made within 20 days of receiving notification of the refusal of a place from the Local Authority and are usually heard within 6 school weeks (exclusive of school holidays).


Download determined admission arrangements here for 2023-24

Download Walter Evans CE Primary School and Nursery Admissions Consultation Report January 2022