“We welcome you warmly to NoelBaker Academy where every pupil is entitled to the best that has been thought and said”


Noel-Baker Academy is for students aged 11-16 and our standard pupil admissions number is 280

Applications for a place should be made by stating the Academy as a preference on the common application form available from Derby City Education Authority.  This common application form must be returned to Derby City Council, by the closing date.



To see if you are within our catchment area please click on this link.

For all enquiries regarding admissions to Noel-Baker Academy please contact:

Derby City Council,
Children and Young People,
School Admissions Section,
The Council House,
Corporation Street,

Tel: 01332 642697
Email: [email protected]

Link to the application form is:

What if I am refused a place for my child?
If you are refused a place for your child, for whatever reason given, you have the right to appeal this decision.  An independent panel will review your application and make a final, legally binding, decision on the matter.

Appeals information and forms can be requested directly from the school by emailing [email protected]

Secondary transfer appears (Year 7 September 2024)

The national offer day is 1 March 2024 and the deadline for lodging appeals is 29 March 2024 (appeals will be heard within 40 school days of this deadline)

Appeal hearings are scheduled throughout May/June. Appeals not received by the deadline may have to be heard in September.

In-Year Admissions appeals
For in-year admissions into any academic year group, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of being received by the appeals office.

Your appeal form and any additional information will be passed to the Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel who will then contact you with further information about the appeal.

Please note: Should your address change during the application and appeals process it is your responsibility to inform Derby City Secondary Admissions ASAP so that the waiting list is accurate and up-to-date. You can only make an appeal application if you have already applied for a place through Derby City Secondary Admissions and received a letter from them stating that your application was declined.

Please contact the Academy if we can be of further assistance with the appeal process.