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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.

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

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

  1. You live in Leicestershire.
  2. Your child is eligible in September 2018 to:
    • start secondary school eg your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 inclusive
    • born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004 and is either
      - at a school where the children are eligible for transfer into Year 10 or
      - you want them to go to a Studio school*.
    • start primary school eg they were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 inclusive or
    • transfer from infant to junior school during the academic year 2018-19, eg they were born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011
  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 2018.

The closing date for late primary school applications was 16 February 2018.


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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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 2018 applications received by the late application closing dates, will be made available on the 'school offer' days - 1 March for secondary school places and 16 April for primary school places. The results for applications received after these dates, will be made available from 5 May 2018 onwards.

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

If you applied by post we will send you a letter by 1st class post.

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 are refused a school place, 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; available on either the School policies page or the school's website - check the Your Guide to education - list of schools for more information.
  • 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, password and application reference number.

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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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Moving to secondary school

To help support your child with any concerns they may have about moving from primary to secondary school, you may want to watch and share the Transition to secondary school video where local Year 6 and Year 7 pupils talk about their experience.


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