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Inspiring a Love for Learning

“Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

Enabling children to flourish and succeed


We welcome applications for places here at Croxton Kerrial Church of England Primary School and visits from families too.

We welcome applications for places here at Croxton Kerrial Church of England Primary School and invite you and your child to visit us.


We are an academy within the RISE Multi-Academy Trust. Admissions are coordinated by the Leicestershire Local Authority (LA), but within RISE, Directors are the Admissions Authority. Responsibility for the operation of our policy is delegated to the Local Governing Body, who allocate places according to our Admissions Policy. This means it is necessary to contact both the school and the LA to apply for a place. When Governors have considered your application and a decision has been made, the LA will write to you directly with the outcome.


First time admissions into school

  • Please see our Admissions Policy for your child's year of admission (below).
  • Please apply online at Leicestershire County Council's School Admissions or contact 0116 305 6684 if you need a paper form.
  • Confirmation from the LA will be sent out on 16th April informing of the outcome of your school place application.


Mid-Term Applications

Applications and visits are welcomed and can be organised at any time of the year. Please contact the school office by telephone or email.


It is a good idea to call us before making contact with the LA so that we can advise if there is any space in your child's year group. You can still apply but would be refused a place if there is not a space. You would then have to follow the appeals process (outlined in the Admissions Policy and below) should you be unsuccessful. 


Timetable for Admission Appeals

Appeals should be sent to The Clerk to the Appeals Panel, St. Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ preferably via email to .

The appeal must be in writing on the relevant form, which can be obtained from the Diocesan Board of Education, St. Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ or downloaded here from the DBE website



Appeals lodged after the deadline, like appeals for in-year admissions, will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


In all cases, appellants will receive at least 10 days’ written notice of the appeal hearing.

Applicants may submit additional evidence in writing by 12 noon the day before the hearing.


Decision letters are sent to the school and appellant within 5 days of the hearing.

Contact us now, as there may still be places for September 2024!

Contact us via email here

Croxton Kerrial Catchment

Important Admissions Information from the Local Authority


Hints and tips:

  • Select three schools, including one in your catchment area
  • Choosing just one school will not increase your child’s chances of securing a place there. If you’re not offered a place at your chosen school, and don’t have other preferences on your list, you could be offered a school some distance away   
  • Make sure you’re happy with your order of preference 
  • If you’re applying for an education, health, and care plan (EHCP) and you think your child might attend a specialist school, it is still important to fill out an application for a mainstream school place. This will ensure they will have a school place in the autumn 

If you’re not sure if you live in a school’s catchment area, check out their website or drop them a line. This is often a key factor in getting a place.

For further advice on your preferred schools and information around open days, please contact individual schools directly




Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire LE3 8RF 

Telephone: 0116 232 3232      Fax: 0116 305 6310     Email:


The results for the September 2024 primary school applications received by Monday 15 January 2024 will be made available on primary school offer day – Tuesday 16 April, 2024.