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Admission arrangements for junior schools 2021-22

Where a school receives more applications than places available, each preference will be ranked against the schools published admissions criteria. Full details of the criteria, for each city junior school for entry in 2021-22, can be found below.

Leicester City junior schools

Please read the criteria carefully as it will help you decide whether your child has a good chance of being offered a place at your preferred school.

Each school has a limited number of places and this is known as the published admission number (PAN). This number considers how many pupils each school can accommodate and is shown within each drop-down below:

Published admission number: 90

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.
 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).  

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).  

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are: 

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior 
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior 
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior 
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior 
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior 
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior 
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior 
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior 

Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2). 

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. 

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.  

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.  

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).  

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.  

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application. 

Published admission number: 120

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.
 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).  

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).  

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are: 

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior 
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior 
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior 
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior 
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior 
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior 
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior 
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior 

Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2). 

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. 

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.  

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.  

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).  

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.  

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application. 

Published admission number:  90

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.
 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).  

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).  

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are: 

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior 
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior 
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior 
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior 
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior 
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior 
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior 
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior 

Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2). 

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. 

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.  

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.  

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).  

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.  

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application. 

Published admission number: 90

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.
 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).  

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).  

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are: 

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior 
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior 
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior 
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior 
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior 
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior 
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior 
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior 

Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2). 

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. 

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.  

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.  

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).  

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.  

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application. 

Published admission number: 75

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.
 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).  

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).  

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are: 

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior 
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior 
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior 
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior 
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior 
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior 
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior 
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior 

Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2). 

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. 

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.  

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.  

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).  

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.  

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application. 

Published admission number: 90

Pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan will be allocated a place before other applications are considered
. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.  

Criterion 1: A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order.  

Criterion 2: Pupils that live in the catchment area of the school.  

Criterion 3: Pupils that have an older sibling attending the school at the same time, regardless if they live in the catchment area or not.  

Criterion 4: Pupils who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school requested (Professional documentation confirming the situation must be submitted with the application).  

Criterion 5: Children of teaching staff. 

Criterion 6: Pupils living nearest to the school measured in a straight-line distance (home to school front gate).  

For full details of definitions, terms and notes please visit Merrydale Junior School website. 

Published admission number: 120

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.
 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).  

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).  

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are: 

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior 
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior 
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior 
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior 
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior 
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior 
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior 
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior 

Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2). 

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. 

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.  

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.  

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).  

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.  

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application.

Published admission number: 60

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.
 

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).  

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).  

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are: 

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior 
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior 
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior 
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior 
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior 
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior 
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior 
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior 

Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2). 

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. 

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.  

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.  

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).  

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.  

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application. 

Published admission number: 120

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school before any other allocations are made. These allocations will reduce the number of places available.

Criterion 1: Children in the care of a local authority within England or who were previously in the care of a local authority within England (see note 1).

Criterion 2: Children who were previously in care outside of England (see note 1).

Criterion 3: Children who are on roll at the linked infant school at the closing date for applications who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school. These schools are:

  • Catherine Infant to Catherine Junior
  • Green Lane Infant to Bridge Junior
  • Humberstone Infant to Humberstone Junior
  • Imperial Avenue Infant to Folville Junior
  • Inglehurst Infant to Inglehurst Junior
  • King Richard III Infant to Shaftesbury Junior
  • Merrydale Infant to Merrydale Junior
  • Overdale Infant to Overdale Junior
  • Uplands Infant to Uplands Junior
Criterion 4: Children who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school (see note 2).

Criterion 5: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or the linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.

Criterion 6: Children living outside the catchment area of the junior school with a sibling at the school or linked infant school, who will still be on roll when the applicant starts school.

Criterion7: Children living in the catchment area of the junior school.

Criterion 8: Children who are sons / daughters of staff working at the school for at least 2 years at the time of application (see note 5).

Criterion 9: Children living outside the junior school catchment area who have requested a place.

Tiebreaker: Within each criterion priority will be given to children living closest to the school, as measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system measuring from the Geo-code reference point from the child’s home address to the Geo-code reference point for the school for at least two years at the time of application