Admissions

Before you apply for your child’s school place at Leighfield for September 2022, please make sure that your child is the right age – meaning they were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 inclusive.

If you apply online or using a paper form, you will be asked to pick three schools in order of preference.

One of these schools should be your catchment school, although it does not have to be your top choice.

The closing date for primary school applications in England is 15th January. (National closing date).

You will then find out whether your child has a place with us on 16th April. (National offer day).

Admissions Policy 2021-22

Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admissions Policy 2023-24

You can find out all the relevant details and apply for a place online at https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/schools-education-and-learning/school-admissions/starting-primary-school-in-september-2021/

If you have any queries about the primary school admissions process in Rutland, contact the county’s Admissions Service on 01572 722577 or email admissions@rutland.gov.uk

If you wish to apply for a place at Leighfield but live in Northamptonshire or Lincolnshire, then you should use the admissions process for the county where you live, not where you would like to go to school.

In practice this means that if you live in Corby and Leighfield is your first choice school, you should put us as your No 1 choice on the Northants admissions form.

If you live in Northants you can apply here: https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-school-places/Pages/how-to-apply-for-a-primary-school-place.aspx

If you live in Lincolnshire you can apply here: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-school-place/2?documentId=168&categoryId=20017

The school’s catchment area is centred on Uppingham. However, we have always accepted pupils from a much wider area. Families from as far away as Northamptonshire are often attracted by our size, our Good rating from Ofsted and our green space. We are proud of our tradition of warmly welcoming pupils from outside Uppingham. All children are part of our family once they walk through our gates for the first time.

If you live outside Uppingham and have any questions at all about how applying for a place with us might work, then do get in touch with the office.

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 are currently still restricted in our ability to host live tours to prospective parents due to the current lockdown arrangements. We hope to meet you face to face very soon! Whilst waiting for this opportunity, please feel free to explore our school using this virtual tour.