Schools, colleges and academies

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

School applications

You can apply from 1 September 2023 for 2024/25 primary school places (closing date Monday 15 January 2024) and 2024/25 secondary school places (closing date Tuesday 31 October 2023).

If you need to move school during term time, visit our apply to move school page.

If you’ve applied in the summer holidays for a school place for the 2023/24 academic year, please be aware that some decision letters might not arrive until shortly after the start of the autumn term.

If you applied recently and need an application update, please use the school admissions contact form.

A complete list of all schools and colleges in Leicestershire

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

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

The Inclusion service aims to support all children and young people. We work together with parents, carers and educational establishments to ensure that children can access and be included in good or outstanding educational settings. We also want to help young people to have a successful transition into adult life, through employment, training or education.

Information to support parents, carers, and young people who want to know more about the help and care available for young people during their adolescent years.

Information for parents and carers about our award winning school food service, including allergen information, requesting a medical diet, genetically modified foods and Free School Meals.

School terms and holidays for Leicestershire County Council schools

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.

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

Information about the Education Effectiveness Team (EET) and how they can support your child to have the best start in life they can.

You can teach your child at home full-time or part-time. This is also known as elective home education or home schooling.

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.

Information and help for schools, governors and staff.

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

School attendance responsibilities and advice about non-school attendance.


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Apply now for both primary and secondary places for autumn 2024

Students receiving results over the next week are being wished the best of luck from Leicestershire County Council

Work starts on the building of the Bowman Academy special school