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Bottesford Primary School

Bottesford Primary School


Admission numbers

Academic year 2023/24: Our school operational capacity is 315 with an admission number of 45 per cohort.

Academic year 2024/25: Our school operational capacity will be 225. The Trust and Governors have agreed that admission numbers for years 1 to 6 will be capped at 30 whilst the admission number for Reception intake will remain at 45.

Academic year 2025/26: Our operational capacity will be 210 with admission numbers for all year groups capped at 30.

Our school's admissions policies are reviewed annually and can be found on our Policies page here: Policies

First Time Admissions

Choosing a school for your child can be a daunting prospect. We are always happy to hear from prospective families who would like to visit our school, or make an application for a place. We also invite families to keep an eye out for details of our Open Afternoon event in September.  Please contact us if you need any help or advice with admissions.

Children starting school for the first time will normally start on on the first day of the Autumn Term following their 4th birthday. Applications for first admissions must be made by January of the year in which the child is due to start school; any application received after the closing date will be treated as a mid-year admission.

Applications must be made to the Local Authority via its portal which can be found here Admissions

The deadline for applications to Leicestershire LEA for first admissions in September 2024 is Monday 15th January 2024 and parents/carers will be notified of the outcome of their application in April 2024.

Mid-Term Admissions

If you are applying to move school, please contact us to enquire about availability for places in the relevant year group/s.

  • Please see our admissions policy for your child's year of admission.
  • For information about moving school, please visit Leicestershire County Council's School Admissions or contact 0116 305 6684 if you need a paper form.
  • Applications and visits are welcomed and can be organised at any time of the year. Please contact the school office by telephone or email.

If we have no places available, you would then have to go through the process of making your application and, if refused, following the appeals process set out in our Admissions Policy.

SEND Admissions

Bottesford CE Primary School is fully inclusive and admits pupils with SEND on an equal basis with other pupils. We do not refuse admission to pupils within the catchment area with SEND, or discriminate against out of catchment pupils on the basis of their Special Educational Needs.

For pupils with SEND support plans/EHCPs, the school will consult with the LA in determining admission and have regard to parental preference.

A link to our Admissions Policy, which includes details on the appeal process, can be found here


Secondary Admissions - Year 6

If your child is in year 6, you will need to make an application for a secondary school place starting September 2025. Applications are open from 1 September 2024 and need to be made before the deadline of October 31 2024. Please go to Leicestershire County Council's Admissions page here:

Moving up from Primary to Secondary School


Leicestershire County Council Guides to Primary and Secondary Education

Your Guides to Primary and Secondary Education from Leicestershire County Council. To view or download please select the documents below.

If you require any further information please contact Leicestershire County Council or our school office at

Click to Download Your Guide to Primary Education [pdf 5MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Your Guide to Secondary Education [pdf 3MB] Click to Download