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About Leighfield


Leighfield is a small primary school in Uppingham that is rated Good by Ofsted. Being a small school means we know all our children. It means we have a better idea of what motivates them and what success should look like for them. We believe that small schools allow every child to reach their potential.


Leighfield is a one-form entry primary school (a maximum of 30 pupils) and therefore has one class per year group.


Space and time are at the heart of a child’s education at Leighfield, and we seek to make the most of our small size and our rural setting. We encourage learning outdoors through our Forest School and Secret Garden.


We are proud of the relationships that we have with our children, parents and the community. In partnership, we want to provide an outstanding education for the children at Leighfield to ensure they are well equipped to be lifelong learners and good citizens.


All our staff are passionate about making children happy, developing their confidence and inspiring them to be successful. This passion ensures that Leighfield is a vibrant and creative place to be.

Applying for a place


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 Corby are often attracted by our size, our Good rating from Ofsted and our green space.


Larger schools are not for everyone, which is why we are always happy to welcome children from outside Uppingham who would benefit from a more intimate education.


If you live in Rutland you can 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/

The form will ask you to pick three schools in order of preference.

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

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 is 15 January 2021.

You will then find out whether your child has a place with us on 16 April 2021.