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

For first-time admissions to infant and primary school for September 2023:

  • 7,169 on-time applications
  • 94.9% secured their first choice
  • 98.9% secured one of their top 3 choices

For Year 7 secondary school entry 2023 we received:

  • 7,748 on-time applications
  • 90.6% secured their first choice
  • 97.6% secured one of their top 3 choices

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School applications – autumn 2023

The application window for first time primary applications and primary to secondary school transfers, has now closed, so if your child needs a place this autumn, you’ll need to make a mid-term application via the parent portal.

Policies and useful information that you should read before you apply for a school place.

Apply to move school during term time.

How to appeal if you're child has been refused a school place or you’re unhappy with the school they’ve been offered. Check school waiting lists online.

Apply for a secondary school place in Leicestershire.

Apply for a primary school place in Leicestershire.

Information you need to know to apply for a school place including a printable list of the schools in your area.


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Nearly 99% of children due to start school this autumn have been given a top three preference

Just over 90.5 per cent – that’s just over 7,000 students – have been offered their preferred place

The deadline is fast approaching for parents and carers to apply for their child's first primary school place