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School place offers

Guidance to support you with your child's junior school place offer.

How will I find out which school my child has been allocated?

Applicants who applied by the deadline of 15 January 2023 will be notified of their school place offer on National Offer Day - Monday 17 April 2023. 

Offers will be sent by email for online applicants who requested to receive by email. Alternatively you can log into your Citizen Portal account and view your offer.

Offer letters will also be sent out to all applicants - these should arrive no later than Friday 21 April 2023.  

We are unable to tell you over the telephone and there are no facilities to pick up a letter from our offices.

What happens after I receive the offer of a junior school place for my child?

To accept your offer, please contact your offered school by Friday 5 May 2023.

If you have not secured a place at one or more of your higher preferred schools, your child has been added to the waiting list(s). More information on how waiting lists are maintained can be found further below.

Can I appeal for a place at a preferred school?

You can appeal online for one of your preferred schools. The deadline for lodging an appeal is Monday 15 May 2023. Appeals lodged after this date may not be heard until after the start of the new school year.

If you have been refused a place at a county school and wish to lodge an appeal, you will need to contact Leicestershire County Council.

If you have been refused a place at Humberstone Junior Academy and wish to lodge an appeal, you will need to contact them directly as this school is responsible for hearing their own appeals.

Understanding waiting lists

Waiting lists are held in order of the admissions criteria and are maintained until July 2024. After this time the waiting lists will close, and you will need to make a new application if you still wish for your child to transfer schools.

If a place becomes available, it will be offered to the first child on the waiting list. We are not allowed to distinguish between on-time and late applications when maintaining waiting lists so a child can move down the list when a child being added to the list meets a higher admissions rule.

You can ask for your child’s name to be removed from a school’s waiting list at any time.

What happens if my application is late?

If your application is submitted after 15 January 2023, it will be considered as late, unless you have an exceptional reason for missing the deadline and may mean you are offered a school much further away than your preferred schools.

Those who applied on-time will be allocated a school place before late applications are considered.

If you have an exceptional reason for applying late, and if the application is received before 27 February 2023, along with the evidence described below, we may consider it as if it was received on time.

You must supply independent supporting evidence of this reason, for example a solicitor’s letter confirming exchange of contracts or an unexpected hospital stay where you are the sole carer.

If we agree that your reasons are exceptional, we will consider it as an on-time application otherwise it will be treated as late and we will write to you to confirm this.