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Admissions Policy

We welcome applications for places here at St Simon and St Jude CE Primary  and visits from parents and pupils too.

We are an academy within the RISE Multi-Academy Trust. Admissions are coordinated by the Local Authority (LA), but within RISE, Directors are the Admissions Authority. Responsibility for the operation of this policy is delegated to the Local Governing Body of the academy, 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 result.

First time admissions into school

  • Please see our Admissions Policy for your child's year of admission (below).
  • Please apply online to Leicestershire County Council LA here or contact 0116 305 6684 if you need a paper form.
  • LA letters are sent out on 11th April informing of the outcome of your school place application.


Mid-Term Applications

  • Please see our admissions policy for your child's year of admission.
  • Please apply online to the LA here or contact 0116 305 6684 if you need a paper form.


Applications and visits are welcomed and can be organised at any time of the year.

Please contact the school office on 01455 842138 or by email to


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) should you be unsuccessful. 


Appeals are handled by The Diocese of Leicester. Please contact them directly via or on 0116 2615350 for any information regarding this process. You can download an appeals form here.

Appeals Process

Our appeals are managed by Leicester Diocesan Board of Education.  All appeals should be made in writing on the relevant form.  Appeals forms are available from the DBE website: and should be sent via email to or posted to Leicester Diocesan Board of Education, St. Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ.

They can also be contacted by telephone on 07596 855 610

For first time admissions in September 2024, appeals must be made by 18th May 2024.  Appeals will be heard during the summer term, within 40 schools days of this date.


Any late applications appeals lodged after this deadline, will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


Any mid-year transfer appeals 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. They may submit additional evidence in writing by 12 noon the day before the hearing. Decision letters are sent to the school, RISE  and appellant within 5 days of the hearing.