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Outwoods Edge Primary School has experienced an unusually high number of applications this year for admission in August 2019.  For the first time ever, we have not been able to offer places to all children in the catchment area, or to siblings of pupils already in school who live outside the catchment area.  We understand this is distressing for parents whose applications have been unsuccessful.  Leicestershire County Council administer admissions for the school.  For further information about what to do next, please look at their website at

The school office will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April.




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 the Leicestershire County Council website. 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.

Outwoods Edge Admissions Policy Autumn 2018

Outwoods Edge Admissions Policy Autumn 2019

Outwoods Edge Admissions Policy 2020

Outwoods Edge Catchment Map

Admission arrangements for children with Special Needs



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:


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 3rd June.  If you are applying for a transfer from another school and your application is unsuccessful, you have 20 school days to lodge an appeal.  Full details can be found here:

School admission appeals timetable 2019

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