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

For first-time admissions to infant and primary school, September 2022:

  • 7,410 on-time applications
  • 92.9% secured their first choice
  • 97.9% secured one of their top 3 choices

For Year-7 secondary school entry 2022 we received:

  • 7,918 on-time applications
  • 84.7% secured their first choice
  • 92.8% secured one of their top 3 choices
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School admissions update

The School Admissions Office Team will be available to parents Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9am - 5pm. The team will be offline to parents on Tuesdays and Thursdays to focus on applications to schools that they have received.

Parents and carers are reminded that the School Admissions Service is extremely busy in the first few weeks of September - contacting the service at peak times may be difficult. As all schools have now re-opened we are working to establish availability of spaces and are processing applications as quickly as possible.

Current open applications

  • First Time Admissions (FTA): The application window for children seeking to start school for the first time from autumn 2023 is now open until national closing date 15 January. National offer date for FTA entry 2023 is 16 April (or next working day).
  • Secondary Transfer (Year 6 to Year 7): The application window to apply for Year 7 entry 2023 is now open. Parents and carers will have received an invitation to apply. The National closing date for Year 7 transfers is 31 October and the National offer date is 1 March (or next working day).

Parents and carers: to maximise your opportunities, apply for three schools including the catchment school(s). It is never advised to only apply for one school, as this increases the risk of disappointment, resulting in upset and having to accept a school much further away.

  • Infant to Junior transfers: The application window to transfer from Infant to Junior school is now open. Parents and carers will receive a letter inviting them to apply to transfer for entry 2023. Always apply for the linked Junior school to maximise likelihood of success. The closing date for infant to junior transfer is 15 January, the national offer date is 16 April (or next working day). Applications for a year-three place in a primary school will not be processed until late summer term, for entry 2023, as it will be considered a mid-term transfer.


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