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How to apply

We follow the admissions arrangements run by Derbyshire County Council. Their admission policy in full (including arrangements for selection, over subscription criteria, the application process and in-year transfers)  can be accessed on the Derbyshire County Council website here.

You can also call them on 01629 533190 or email them here.

Living in Sheffield?

If you live in Sheffield and want to apply for a place at Hope Valley College, you can apply through Sheffield City Council's application process. Further details are available at


Where do our students come from?

Every year we welcome students from both within and outside of our 'normal area'  or 'catchment' area (as defined by Derbyshire County Council). This includes from other parts of Derbyshire, as well as Greater Manchester and Sheffield.

within catchment

Primary schools within this area include:

  • Bamford
  • Bradwell
  • Castleton
  • Edale
  • Eyam
  • Great Hucklow
  • Grindleford
  • Hathersage
  • Hope
  • Peak Forest

beyond catchment

We have students who have joined us from the following primary schools beyond our catchment area:

  • Bakewell
  • Baslow St Annes CE
  • Bishop Pursglove
  • Burbage
  • Buxton
  • Buxworth
  • Chapel
  • Chinley
  • Curbar
  • Dinting
  • Doveholes
  • Earl Sterndale
  • Ecclesall
  • Elton
  • Fairfield
  • Gamesley
  • Hayfield
  • Holinsclough
  • Kettleshulme
  • Litton
  • Longstone
  • Marple
  • Monyash
  • Mylnhurst
  • Nethergreen
  • New Mills
  • Penny Acres
  • St Anne's Glossop
  • Whaleybridge


To find out more about transport options to Hope Valley College view our travel page here.