Families with children due to start primary school in Leicestershire this autumn are reminded they need to apply by Monday, 15 January.
Parents and carers can find out more and apply by visiting the school admissions webpage.
There is no automatic entry for any school and any 2024 first-time primary applications made after the closing date of 15 January 2024 will be processed after those made on time.
Families are encouraged to select three schools, including one in their catchment area, to have the best chance of securing a place at a local school.
New schools due to open in the next academic year – Wellington Place (previously referred to as Airfield Farm) in Market Harborough and a new forest primary school in south east Coalville – are also now available to add as preferences.
Parents who have already submitted an application and want to include these schools can use the school admissions contact form.
Allocated school places will be announced on national offer days – March 1 2024 (secondary) and April 16 2024 (primary).
Last year nearly 99 per cent of Leicestershire’s children – a record number - secured a place at a preferred primary choice and around 97.5 per cent at a preferred secondary.