Applying for a September 2018 Reception Class place at St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School
Detailed guidance on applying for school places is available from the Leicestershire County Council school admissions website http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/education/going_to_school/school_admissions_and_pupil_services.htm. Parents should familiarise themselves with this information. Parents wanting to apply for a place at a Catholic school should also ensure they are familiar with the admissions policy for their preferred school, which is available via the school website (see the admission policy tab below for our admission policies). However, the following information may also be helpful to consider:
Catholic Schools are established to serve their local Catholic parish communities but applications for places are also welcome from Catholics of other parishes and from all parents and carers, regardless of faith or background, who would like their children to be educated in a Christian environment.
St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School has a published admission number of 30. For places in Reception Class starting in September 2017 the school received 95 applications and the final place was offered to applicants in category 5.
It is not possible to guarantee a place at any school and so parents are encouraged to apply to more than one school. Most local authorities provide for parents to express preferences for at least 4 schools which parents should place in order of preference. Catholic families are not limited to applying solely to their Catholic parish school. Parents can apply to other local Catholic primary schools if they wish and the inclusion of other Catholic schools in your preferences increases the chances of being offered a place at a Catholic school.
To apply to our school, it is essential that you complete an online application form for Leicestershire County Council. The form can be accessed via the following link -
The school’s Supplementary Form should be returned to school along with a copy of your child’s baptism/christening certificate if applicable.
The closing date for parental applications to Leicestershire County Council for the September 2018 intake is 15th January 2018. Any applications received after this date will be deemed as a late application.
‘Late applications will be administered in accordance with your home Local Authority Primary Coordinated Admissions Scheme. You are encouraged to ensure that your application is received on time.’ (Admissions policy for catholic voluntary aided primary schools in Leicestershire 18/19).
The national offer date for school places is 16th April 2018. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me during school hours.
Queries regarding your online application should be directed to School Admissions at County Hall on 0116 305 6684.
Please see the tabs below for all Admissions Policies, the parish map and appeals information. Any queries on the parish map boundaries should be directed to the school office, where we will endeavour to provide any clarity. If we are unable to answer your query we will liaise with the Diocese on your behalf.Mr. Lallh, School Business Manager