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Deadline for secondary school admissions

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2016

THE deadline is looming for families to submit their applications for secondary school places in Leicester.

Parents and carers of children who are currently in year six at primary school have until midnight on Monday, 31 October, to apply on time for a secondary school place for the next academic year.

Applications received after this date will only be considered after places have been allocated to families who applied on time. This will almost certainly affect the chances of late applicants being offered a place at one of their preferred schools.

The council’s admissions team are advising applicants to list three preferences to give themselves the best chance of being allocated a place at one of their chosen schools.

Cllr Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor for children, young people and schools, said: “Starting secondary school is a big step for children and applying for a place can be an anxious time for families.

“It’s vital people get their applications in before the deadline to give themselves the best possible chance of a place at one of their preferred schools. If anyone is still struggling to make their application, there is help and advice available.”

If you have not yet made an application, you will need to submit this online at

Anyone needing help with the application process can speak to their child’s primary school or visit the city council’s customer service centre, in Granby Street.

The Choice Advice Service also provides support to parents applying for a school place – their contact details can be found at