Schools, colleges and academies

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Details of how to find a school or college. Make an application for a place and appeal against a decision.

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.

A complete list of all schools and colleges in Leicestershire

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

Find out how the Council makes plans to meet the demand for school places.

The Inclusion service aims to support all children and young people. We work together with parents, carers and educational establishments to ensure that children can access and be included in good or outstanding educational settings. We also want to help young people to have a successful transition into adult life, through employment, training or education.

Information to support parents, carers, and young people who want to know more about the help and care available for young people during their adolescent years.

Find out all you need to know to help your child transition back to school.

Information for parents and carers about our award winning school food service

School terms and holidays for Leicestershire County Council schools

After school and breakfast clubs offer childcare for school-age children and young people before and after the school day. They’re sometimes called ‘out-of-school care’ or ‘kids clubs’. They may be run privately or by schools.

What to do if you want to complain about a school.

Information about the Education Effectiveness Team (EET) and how they can support your child to have the best start in life they can.

You can teach your child at home full-time or part-time. This is also known as elective home education or home schooling.

If you have been issued with a Penalty Notice from the Pupil Services Court Team at Leicestershire County Council, you can now pay this online.

Information and help for schools, governors and staff.

Information for staff that work with children with special education needs, their families, early years providers and schools.

School attendance responsibilities and advice about non-school attendance.


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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

Sign up by Wednesday, March 15 if you're interested