Admissions 2021-22

Changes to National Schools Admission Code, September 21

In line with the changes and additions to the National Schools Admission Code, September 21, our admissions arrangements for Sept 22/23 and onwards follow and comply with these changes.

We must follow the admission arrangements managed by Leicestershire Authority Parents are asked to fill in a Leicestershire admission form which is online or collect a form from our school office. All admissions must go through Leicestershire County Council to be given a place for a child here or at any other school. As well as this we need the child’s details on our own white form. Details will be kept on our school computer database but will only be used under the terms of our registration under the Data Protection Act, in connection with the education and welfare of your child.

If the school becomes over-subscribed, the order of priority in allocating places is as follows:

1st  A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order.
2ndPupils that live in the catchment area of the school
3rdPupils that have an older sibling attending the school at the same time, regardless if they live in the catchment area or not
4thPupils who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school requested. (Professional documentation confirming the situation must be submitted with the application)
5thChildren of teaching staff
6thPupils living nearest to the school measured in a straight-line distance (home to school front gate)
  1. School Admission 2018 Onwards: Capped Admission Number

1.1    At the point of first-time admission, if there are more requests for in catchment children than  the  admission  number  (AN),  the  AN  will  not  usually  be  exceeded,  except  in exceptional circumstances (see point 2.8).

  1. Exceeding the Admission Number (AN)

2.1    If  there  are  more  requests  for  places  than  available  within  the  AN,  places  will  be allocated up to the AN in accordance with the priority criteria. All other outstanding requests will be refused subject to the provisions relating to exceptional circumstances (see point 2.8).

2.2    For  applications  made   outside  of   the   normal  admissions  round  (e.g.  mid-term applications) where the AN has been reached, applications will be refused, subject to point 2.8.

2.3    In  certain  exceptional  circumstances  the  Trust  may  determine  that  the  AN  can  be exceeded or varied, whether on its own initiative or at the request of the Headteacher. In such circumstances:

  1. a) Parents submit their application in the usual
  1. b) Where the  school  wishes  to  exceed  it  is  admission  number  to  accommodate exceptional circumstances the Trust will inform the Admissions

2.4       Where the decision to exceed or vary the AN is made before or during the allocation of   places,   applications   will   be   processed  in   the   usual   manner,   with   on-time applications being considered first, in line with the priority criteria at paragraph (see

6.1) and late applications being considered thereafter, if there are still places available after the initial allocation.

2.5        Where the decision to exceed or vary the AN is made after the allocation of places, any additional places that become available will be allocated in accordance with the waiting list. Discretion to exceed the AN shall rest solely with DSAT.

2.7       In reaching any decision to exceed the AN, DSAT will consider the views of interested parties; the school’s Advisory Board, the impact on the education of children in the school and discuss with the Local Authority the availability of school places within the locality.

2.8       For the purpose of this section, exceptional circumstances may include but are not limited to:

  1. a) the admission of children residing within the catchment area and the availability of places in the wider locality;
  1. b) the admission of children who would have siblings in the school.

Follow the link to visit Leicestershire County Council’s Schools Admission page:

Leicestershire County Council’s Schools Admission

Parkland Catchment Map