Apply for a secondary school place
Apply for a secondary school place here if your child is starting secondary school for the first time in autumn 2021 and you live in Leicester City.
Use all your preferences
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 here, so please consider your order of preferences carefully. We recommend including your catchment school as one of your preferences.
Deadline for applications
Apply before the Saturday 31 October 2020 deadline. Otherwise your application will be considered as late 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 will be considered as late.
We will send offers of places to those who applied on time on 1 March 2021.
Making changes to your application
You can make changes to your application right up to the deadline, 31 October 2020, 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.
There will be questions about you and about the child needing the school place including details of any brothers or sisters already attending the school(s) you prefer. It will ask you to list your preferred schools in order of preference. It will also ask you about anything else relevant to the child and their application for a school place (such as any special educational needs or if they are a ‘looked after’ child).
What if I need help?
If you need help with making an application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
They are also running a number of free support sessions across city primary schools to help parents apply for a school place. More details can be found on their website.
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.