Starting junior school

Information for parents and carers of children transferring from infant school (Year 2) to junior school (Year 3), starting in autumn 2018.

Further information

Applying for school place

You can apply for a school place from Monday 11 September 2017.

Please note all applications made after midnight 15 January 2018 for transferring to a junior school in autumn 2018 will be treated as a late application.

If you wish to apply for a school place starting now then please complete an in-year admission application.

Choosing a school

Before applying for your child's junior school place you should read the:

This guide will help answer all the questions you may have and help you towards choosing the right school. When choosing a school you should consider how popular the school is and your child's chances of getting a place there.

Look at other sources of information which will help you make an informed decision

Need help with your application?

If you require help with your school admissions application, support sessions are available at a number of schools:

Come along to one of our support sessions at the Customer Service Centre, 91 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FB on the following dates 

  • Wednesday 6 December at 10am - 12pm
  • Wednesday 13 December at 1pm - 3pm
  • Wednesday 3 January at 1pm - 3pm

Infant to junior school transfer timetable

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 11 September 2017
Closing date for applications Monday 15 January 2018
Allocation day Monday 16 April 2018
Deadline for parents to respond to offer Monday 7 May 2018
Appeals against a refusal of a place June to July 2018

Closing date - midnight on Monday 15 January 2018

Please make sure you submit your application by the closing date of midnight on Monday 15 January 2018. Applications received after this date will be treated as late and will be dealt with after those received on time and you are less likely to be offered a place at your preferred schools.

What happens next?

For on-time applications you will be sent an email (or a letter) informing you which school has been allocated on Monday 16 April 2018.