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The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018

Apply online and on time - applying online is secure and is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

Before you apply for your child’s school place for September 2018, please make sure the following applies to you:  

  1. You live in Leicestershire.
    If you’re applying for a school in Leicester City, you need to apply to Leicester City Council
  2. Your child is eligible to start primary school in September 2018, eg they were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 inclusive.
  3. You know what school you would like your child to go to.
    If you’re not sure, use our find a school search.
  4. You’ve read our helpful Your Guide to Education.
    If not, you can find it on the School policies and useful information page.


If you’re ready to apply...

Apply online for a school place

If you need help -  view our parent guide: 

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Applying online is the quickest and easiest way to apply. If you are unable to apply online, you can download an application form below:

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Amend your application

If you apply online and you need to amend your application before the closing date, login to your online account on the Admissions website (citizen's portal).


The results for applications made by the closing date of 15 January 2018, will be made available on primary school offer day -  16 April 2018.

If you applied online for your child’s school place, you will receive an email. 

You can also login to your online account on the Admissions website (citizen's portal) from 16 April, to find out which school has been offered.

If you applied by post we will have sent you a letter by 1st class post on 16 April.

What happens next

If you’re happy with the school place offered to your child you don't need to do anything else.

If you’re not happy with the offer and you can find out how to appeal against a school place.

Hints and Tips for applying

Hints and tips to help you with your application:

  • If you’re applying for more than one child to change school, you need to complete a separate application for each child.
  • Use your right to apply for three schools, but make sure that one choice is always your catchment school (available on the school’s website).
  • Read each school’s admissions policy before making an application
  • If more than one parent has legal responsibility for your child, both parents must be in agreement over the school(s) requested.
  • Check that you press the 'submit' button and receive an acknowledgement email.
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