Admissions 2021/22


Admissions 2021/22

Admissions Policy Redland Primary School (COVID-19 Update)

Final Admissions Policy Redland Primary School Sept 2021/22

Catchment Area

To view a map of the catchment area for this school click here

First Time Admissions

Redlands Primary School has a published admission number of 60.

In line with Leicestershire County Council’s variation to its admission arrangements, our admission number is capped to the school’s Publish Admission Number (PAN).

In Leicestershire, primary and infant schools offer a school place for a child of four years of age from the autumn term following their fourth birthday. However, statutory school age is from the first term after your child’s fifth birthday.

This means that:

  • A child turning 5 in the Autumn term must start school no later than from the start of the Spring term.
  • A child turning 5 in the Spring term must start school no later than from the start of the Summer term.
  • A child turning 5 in the Summer term must start school no later than the following Autumn term.

Making a First Time Admission Application

An application for a First Time Admission place in a primary school must be made to the Local Authority where you live, e.g. if you live within Leicestershire, you must complete their application form for primary school places. To apply online or download the application form, please visit the Leicestershire County Council website via the link below:

Leicestershire County Council - Admissions

Applications must be made by 15th January 2021 for a school place when your child is due to start school for the first time in 2021.

If you fail to name your catchment area school as one of your preferences a place will not automatically be offered at that school if all your other preferences are unsuccessful. This is because by then your catchment school may have been filled.

You can get advice from the School Admissions Service via telephone on 0116 305 6684, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the admissions section of the Leicestershire County Council website.

You can also contact the catchment school direct and speak to someone there who could give you further information about First Time Admissions.

Applying online is by far the easiest way to make an application and has many benefits. It is safe and secure and you get an email confirming your submittal. You can submit your online application here. This communication is also used to inform you of your actual school place which is sent on 16th April 2021. Applications made by post have confirmation sent back in the post on the 16th April 2021 and can take up to 5 working days to receive.

It is important to complete the application form (either online or in paper form) with as much information as you can. Places are allocated using “Priority Criteria”. If there are too many requests, and schools Admission Numbers (AN) are exceeded priority will be given to children in the appropriate age-range, whose parents applied on time, in the following order:

Order Criteria
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.
2nd Pupils that have an older sibling attending the school at the same time, regardless if they live in the catchment area or not.
3rd Pupils that live in the catchment area of the school.
4th Pupils 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).
5th Children of teaching staff.
6th Pupils living nearest to the school measured in a straight-line distance (home to school front gate).


i. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of the local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their social services functions as prescribed in Section 22(1) of the Childcare Act 1989 at the time of making the application. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to residence order 19 in special guardianship order). In such circumstances, a letter from the last Local Authority in which the child was in the care of will be required.

ii. The term “siblings” includes half brother or sister legally adopted child being regarded as the brother or sister.

iii. The child’s place of residence is taken to be the parental/guardian home. Living in the catchment area does not guarantee you a place at your catchment school.

iv. Professional supporting documentation from the Lead Professional must be supplied and must be submitted with the application. The following list are the areas that are considered exceptional:

  • Children of Crown Servants
  • Children subject to Child Protection Plans

Parents suffering domestic violence. This is dependent on documentary evidence by a Lead Professional.

v. Children of teaching staff who (a) have worked in the school over two years, or (b) have been recruited to fill a post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.

vi. Measurement of distance is in a straight line from the centre point of the home property to the school’s main designated front gate, using a computerised mapping system.

Further Information

For more information, please download our Admissions Policy, via the link below:

DSAT Admissions Policy 2020/21

DSAT Admissions Policy 2021/22

DSAT Admissions Policy 2022/23

DSAT Admissions Policy 2023/24

We hold Open Day and evening events at school each year, some just for parents and some with your children, and once you have been confirmed a place (usually April/May), we work closely with the pre schools, playgroups and nurseries in the local area to learn more about your child to enable them to get the best start possible to our school.

To contact the school please phone 01509 812 376 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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