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Applications for primary school places now open

Schoolchildren in classroom corridor
Schoolchildren in classroom corridor

Parents with children due to start at primary schools in Leicestershire in September 2022 can now apply for places at their preferred schools.

More information about schools in Leicestershire and the application process can be found here - School Applications 

Starting primary school is one of the most important moments for our children, so it’s really worth beginning this process as early as possible.

Parents should leave enough time to research and decide on up to three schools they want to include in their application.

The easiest way to apply is online, with these applications receiving an automatic acknowledgement when submitted.

There is no automatic entry system for any school in the county, so parents should also ensure they exercise their right to apply for three school preferences and are aware of the closing date.

Late applications have the lowest priority and are processed after those made on time.

Parents until Saturday, 15 January 2022 to submit their applications.

For further advice on your preferred schools and information around virtual open days, please contact the individual schools directly.

The county council has made a video helping parents and carers get youngsters ready to start primary school for the first time in Leicestershire.

It explains what it means for a child to be ‘school ready’ and features a string of practical suggestions on how families can get involved.

Advice on getting your child ready to start school 

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