Admissions Criteria – Academic Year 2017 – 2018

Da Vinci Academy is an 11-16 mixed gender Academy with approximately 600 students. We opened in September 2004 and moved into new state of the art buildings in 2006.  We joined L.E.A.D. Academy Trust in May 2017.  We have outstanding facilities that are very hard to match. 

Admissions Arrangements

Admissions to the Academy can be made through Derby City Council. The admissions contact number is 01332 642726. Da Vinci Academy is an inclusive school and will aim to make any reasonable adjustments required for pupils to be fully included. 

When the Academy is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named in the Statement, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  2. Children who are both living in the catchment area served by the Academy and have brothers or sisters of compulsory school age still attending the Academy at the time of admission
  3. Other children living in the catchment area at the time of admission
  4. Children who do not live in the catchment area served by the Academy but who have brothers or sisters of compulsory school age attending the Academy at the time of their admission
  5. Other children whose parents have requested a place
  6. Children whose parents did not request a place by 31 October 2017

For the purposes of admissions, we class a brother or a sister if they have one or both natural parents in common, are related by a parent’s marriage, are adopted or fostered.

Outside of the normal admission round, priority will be given within categories 2-5 to pupils who have not been on a city school roll during the academic year of application. For category 6, we will allocate places in the same order of priority as for categories 1 to 5. Where children in category 6 have the same priority, we will allocate places to those living nearest to the school, measured by a straight line. The line will be measured from the home address to the school using the National Ordnance Survey set points

Note: the ‘home address’ is the address of the primary carer of the child, as shown by who receives the Child Benefit.

Admission Limit = 150