Admissions

Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy (OIEA) welcomes applications for students to join us at the normal entry points in Year 7. We also welcome applications for other year groups, where families move into the area or wish to change schools. 

We are proud to offer a range of supportive and stimulating activities to help ensure that the transition from Year 6 into Year 7 is one that children look forward to and enjoy. For full details please visit our Year 6 Transition page.

All Year 6 children are invited to join the induction programme in July to spend time in the academy, meeting their new classmates and teachers. We also offer opportunities for parents to meet senior staff.

Download out prospectus linked at the end of the page.

Admissions Information

OIEA's published admission number is 196 per year. Applications open in September and close on 31 October each year.

Our Admissions Policy provides details of how places are allocated and our oversubscription criteria. Details regarding the admission process and the link to apply for a place at our academy can be found at Derbyshire County Council Apply for a School Place.

Admission to the academy is handled by Derbyshire County Council. Information on how to apply can be found on their website.

Where application for admissions exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied:

  • Looked after children and those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after was adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. A Looked After Child is either a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989); or, those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously Looked After Children are those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  • Children living in the normal area ( as defined in 2.1 above) served by OIEA at the time of application and admission (including those living in another local authority area) who have brothers or sisters attending the academy at the time of application and admission.
  • Children not living in the normal area (as defined in 2.1 of the Admissions Policy 2021-2022) served OIEA at the time of application who have siblings attending the academy at the time of the application and admission.
  • Children living in the normal area (as defined above in 2.1 of the Admissions Policy 2021-2022) served by OIEA at the time of application and admission (including those living in another local authority area).
  • Other children whose parents have requested a place.

The academy participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in year applications are managed can be found at Changing schools - Derbyshire County Council.

If you have any queries relating to in-year transfers, please contact Ms J Stubbs, Assistant Principal, by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 0115 9303724.

Derbyshire County Council Appeals Information can be accessed here.