If you would like your child to attend Outwoods Edge Primary School, please see full details of our admissions arrangements below. It is important to point out that the school does not follow the LA policy in regard to the number of children admitted into each year group. The school policy has a cap placed on numbers allowing only 60 children in each cohort. This increased from a Planned Admission Number of 58 with effect from Autumn 2017.
Applications need to be made to Leicestershire County Council School Admissions Service on www.leicestershire.gov.uk. You must also make contact with the school.
If you are applying for a place in our 4+ unit, please note that the closing date for applications is 15th January of the year your child is due to start.
If your child has been refused a school place, you can appeal.
If you have applied as part of the normal round of first-time admissions (for children aged 4), and have been refused a school place, you will be automatically placed on the school’s oversubscription (waiting) list. The school does not maintain a waiting list for other age groups.
The position your child will appear on the Oversubscription List will depend on how closely they meet the school’s admissions priority criteria – see our admissions policy above for more details.
If a place becomes available, and your child is at the top of the list, you will be contacted automatically to offer you the place.
Our OSL is maintained by Leicestershire County Council’s School Admissions Service. We also use their appeals service. More information about how to make an appeal can be found at the following web address (please copy and paste into your browser):
There is a strict timetable for the submission and hearing of appeals. In summary, if you have applied on time for a place in reception next year, you will hear if you have been successful on 16th April. Any appeals should be lodged with Leicestershire County Council by 16th May. If you are applying for a transfer from another school and your application is unsuccesful, you have 20 school days to lodge an appeal. Full details can be found here: