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First Time Admissions

At Harby C of E Primary School we have a single admission, at the beginning of the Autumn Term, to full-time education for all children whose 4th birthday occurs before 1st September of that academic year. 

Parents and children are welcome to visit school and meet both pupils and staff.  We have an open afternoon every November but welcome visits at other times of the year.  Please contact the school by telephone or email and speak to the Headteacher to arrange an appointment.

As a maintained Leicestershire school we follow the Local Authority Admissions Policy which can be found below:



How to apply:
Currently the application form can be completed as an online application to the Local Education Authority of the area in which you live. Currently the deadline for receiving first time school admissions is mid January before the September children are due to start school. Forms for Leicestershire County Council are below.

An example of timings:
Child's date of birth: 2nd April 2019
Child lives in : Leicestershire
Application to start school made to Leicestershire County Council: by 15th January 2023
Results available: 19th April 2023 
Child starts school: August 2023

If you do not live in Leicestershire but you would like your child to attend our school then you need to make an application to the Local Authority in which you live.

Considering Applications Made
Leicestershire receive all applications made for first time admission to school and apply their admissions criteria and policy which we follow.  Currently our upper admission limit for each year group is 15 pupils. When the number of requests for places is greater than the number of places available then places will be offered in order of priority as taken from Leicestershire County Council policy.  Please click on the link above to view the full policy.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, and we will be happy to help.

Mid -Term (In Year) School Transfer

Sometimes requests are made for children to start at a different point in their school career.  There may be various different reasons why a child may join a school part way through their primary education - such as moving house.  We welcome children at all stages of their primary career and will work hard to ensure a smooth transition and that they settle in well.  Visits to look around the school and meet staff and pupils are encouraged and can be arranged by telephoning or emailing school and speaking to the Headteacher.  An application form will need to be completed.

Leicestershire will consider all applications, in discussion with the school, using the admissions priority criteria in their policy.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask, and we will be happy to help.

For further information in relation to admissions please click on the button below to take you to the relevant section of the Leicestershire County Council website.