Starting junior school

Information for parents and carers of children transferring from infant school (Year 2) to junior school (Year 3), starting in autumn 2020.

Further information

Applying for school place

Please note all applications made after midnight on Wednesday 15 January 2020 will be treated as a late application.

If you wish to apply for a school place starting autumn 2019 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 please come along to one of our support sessions:

The Choice Advice Service offers free impartial guidance, support and information to residents of Leicester City who are choosing a school for their child. They are also running a number of free support sessions across city primary schools. Details can be found on their website.

Infant to junior school transfer timetable - autumn 2020

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Thursday 12 September 2019
Closing date for applications Wednesday 15 January 2020
Late applications open Friday 17 January 2020
Allocation day Thursday 16 April 2020
Appeals against a refusal of a place June to July 2020

Closing date - midnight on Wednesday 15 January 2020

All 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 Thursday 16 April 2020.