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Details of how to find a school or college. Make an application for a place and appeal against a decision.

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High volume of school applications

We are currently experiencing high volumes of school applications. We are prioritising applications for:

  • an immediate move; for instance owing to a house move to a new area
  • first time admission places for reception 2021 and
  • Year 7 transfers in 2021.

If you're seeking a move for the start of September 2021, your application will now be processed later in summer term or during the summer break.  Please be patient and wait for us to contact you.

Where possible, we still aim to meet our target of 15 school days to process your school application form.

If you've not heard within 15 school days of applying and you're seeking a place from this September, please wait until late June.

If you're seeking a place from September, please bear in mind that places can't be reserved now.  If a place is offered now it must be taken up now or it may be offered to someone else.

2022 - 2027 term dates

School term dates for 2022/23 onwards have not yet been set - we're currently seeking your views on when you think future school holidays should fall.

You can have your say and take part in our consultation on this. All views will be considered and a final decision on when term dates for 2022/23 through to 2026/27 will be, is due to be published this autumn.

The deadline for comments is midnight Sunday 18 July 2021.

  • School organisation 

    Find out how the Council makes plans to meet the demand for school places.

  • School admissions 

    Apply for a primary or secondary school place or a school place during term time in Leicestershire

  • Inclusion Service 

    The Inclusion Service aims to support all children and young people - with the help of their parents or carers and educational establishments - to have access to, and to be included in good, or outstanding educational provision.

  • Coronavirus - school information 

    Find out all you need to know to help your child transition back to school.

  • School Term dates 

    School terms and holidays for Leicestershire County Council schools

  • School Food 

    Information for parents and carers about our award winning school food service

  • After school and breakfast clubs 

    After school and breakfast clubs offer childcare for school-age children and young people before and after the school day. They’re sometimes called ‘out-of-school care’ or ‘kids clubs’. They may be run privately or by schools.

  • Complain about a school 

    What to do if you want to complain about a school.

  • Home education 

    You can teach your child at home full-time or part-time. Teaching your child at home is called ‘elective home education’.

  • Pay a School Fine 

    If you have been issued with a Penalty Notice from the Pupil Services Court Team at Leicestershire County Council, you can now pay this online.

  • Help for schools, governors and staff 

    Information and help for schools, governors and staff.

  • Specialist teaching services 

    Information for staff that work with children with special education needs, their families, early years providers and schools.

  • School attendance 

    School attendance responsibilities and advice about non-school attendance.


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