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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, September 2022:

  • 7,410 on-time applications
  • 92.9% secured their first choice
  • 97.9% 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 admissions update

You should have received an email with information about your child’s secondary school place. 

The top section of your letter confirms if your child has a place, and which school this is. If you are happy with this decision you do not need to do anything, and you can ignore the rest of the letter.

The School Admissions Office Team will be available to parents Monday to Friday 9am - 4pmPlease remember that while we recognise your call is important, our customer services lines will be very busy on national offer days. The advice is to consider calling a day or two later if you need to speak to us.

We apologise for any delays you may experience.

Year 10 applications for Ashby School
Any 14+ Year 10 September start applications for Ashby School will be processed later in the year and offers will be sent by email on Monday 8 May.

National offer day for first time primary admissions and infant to junior transfers
Decisions will be available shortly after midnight on Monday, 17 April via the applications portal.

If you are happy with your decision you do not need to do anything else.

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

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.


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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

Applications for autumn 2023 intake need to be made by Sunday, January 15