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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Apply for a primary school place

If you haven't already applied for September 2021, your application is now classed as a late application.
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Applications for September 2022

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.

Before you apply for your child’s school place for September 2022, please make sure the following applies to you:  

  1. You live in Leicestershire.
  2. Your child is eligible to:
    • start primary school in September 2022 eg born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 inclusive
    • transfer from infant to junior school for the academic year 2022-23 eg born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015. Note: applications for infant to junior transfers open on 1 September 2021
  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. Allocations are made using the admissions criteria and not the preference order. Choosing more than one school doesn't affect how your higher preference school(s) are considered.
    You can view the catchment area map in the find a school search or on the school's website.
  6. You've read the Hints and Tips below.

Closing dates

The closing date for primary school applications is 15 January 2022. You can still apply online after that date, but results won't be be made available on offer day - 18 April.

Apply online

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)

Results for September 2022 applications

The results for the September 2022 primary school applications received by 15 February 2022, will be made available on primary school offer day -  18 April 2022.

The results for applications received after 15 February 2022, will be made available from 17 May 2022. 

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

You can also login to your online account on the Admissions website (citizen's portal) from 18 April, to find out which school has been offered.

If you applied by post we will send you a letter by 1st class post on 18 April. This may take up to 5 days to arrive.

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 wish to decline the offer of a school place, please notify School Admissions in writing as a matter of urgency.

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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