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Make a late application

Any application for a secondary school place received after 31 October and a primary school place after 15 January is classed as late.

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

Everyone must apply for a school place, as there is no automatic entry for any school.

To make a late application, you’ll need to apply using our online system. 

Before you apply for your child’s school place for September 2019, please make sure the following applies to you:  

  1. You live in Leicestershire.
  2. Your child is eligible to:
    • start secondary school in September 2019 eg was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 inclusive
    • either transfer into Year 10 (at certain schools) or you want them to go to a Studio school* from September 2019 eg born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005
    • start primary school in September 2019 eg born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 inclusive
    • transfer from infant to junior school during the academic year 2019-20 eg born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.
  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 know how your child will get to school
    If not, see the school transport section.
  5. You’ve read our helpful Your Guide to education which includes everything you need to know to apply for a school place and the priority criteria for how school places are allocated.
  6. You've read the Hints and Tips below.

Closing dates

The closing date for late secondary school applications was 31 January 2019.

The closing date for late primary school applications was 15 February 2019.


If you’re ready to apply...

Apply online for a school place

Please note: if you haven't used the portal before or for more than 12 months, you will need to register.

If you need help registering or changing your details on the portal -  view our parent guide: 

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Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 6684 if you need a paper form.

Amend your application

If you applied 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 September 2019 applications received by the late application closing dates (31 January 2019 for secondary, 16 February 2019 for primary), will be made available on the 'school offer' days - 1 March 2019 for secondary school places and 16 April 2019 for primary school places.

The results for applications received after these dates, will be made available from 5 May 2019 onwards.

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 1 March, to find out which school has been offered.

If you applied by post we will send you a letter by 1st class post. This may take up to 5 days to arrive.

What happens next

You need to login to your online account on the Admissions website (citizen's portal) to accept or decline the offer you've had.

If you're refused a school place, you can find out how to appeal against a school place and check the waiting lists online.

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; available on either the School policies page or the school's website - check the Your Guide to education - list of schools for more information.
  • You should only include additional information if it is relevant to the school's admission criteria.
  • 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. If not, try again or contact School Admissions.
  • Make a note of your username and password.

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Studio schools

If your child is currently in Year 9, we need to make you aware of the 2 Studio Schools in Leicestershire which your child can transfer to in Year 10; Sir Frank Whittle Studio School, Lutterworth and Stephenson Studio School, Coalville.

Studio Schools have a strong employer involvement in the curriculum and focus on developing skills for employment.  They typically cater for students from Year 10 to Year 13, so if your child is in Year 9 and you're interested in applying for a studio school, please apply online.

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