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Apply for an infant or primary school place

Apply for an infant or primary school place here if your child is starting full time school in autumn 2022 and you live in Leicester City. Applications will open on Friday 10 September 2021.

Use all your preferences

You can apply for up to four schools on your application. We strongly recommend that you maximise the four preferences open to you and that you include your catchment area school. This is likely to be a nearby school and priority is usually given to children who live in the catchment area. Find schools in your catchment area.

It is important to get lots of information before deciding on your preferred schools and the order you would like to put them on your application. We will offer you the highest preferred school, if your child qualifies for a place there, so please consider your order of preferences carefully.

When can I apply?

You can apply for your child's primary or infant school place to start in autumn 2022 from 12:01am on Friday 10 September 2021.

Deadline for applications

Apply before the Friday 15 January 2022 deadline. Otherwise your application will be considered as late if there isn't an exceptional reason for missing the deadline, and may mean you are offered a school much further away than your preferred ones.

What happens next?

You will receive an email once you have submitted your application. It is important to check carefully that you have received this and that it confirms your application has been fully submitted. If your application is not fully submitted, it may be considered as late.

We will send offers of places to those who applied on time on 18 April 2022.

Making changes to your application

You can make changes to your application right up to the deadline, 15 January 2022, but if you do make a change you must remember to re-submit your application. If you do not your application may be considered as late.

What if I need help?

If you need help with making an application, please email us at or call us on 0116 454 1009 (option 1) and we will do our best to assist you. Your child’s current school may also be able to help with applying.

The choice advice service

The choice advice service offers free impartial guidance, support and information to parents choosing a school for children in Leicester. 

This service cannot guarantee school places or influence the allocation process. However, they can guide you through the admissions process, and help you to make an application for a school place. They can also support you with the admission appeal process.

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