Admissions for the Main School (Reception Class - Year 6)
The Leicester City Council website offers detailed information:
You must apply for a place for your child in the main school through the Local Authority. A relevant form will be sent to you directly by Leicester City Council. If you do not receive a form by the November before your child is due to start school in the September, then please contact Leicester City Council on (0116) 4541009.
A place in the nursery class does not guarantee a place in the main school. If refused a place in the main school you may appeal to an independent tribunal which will consider each individual case on merit. This is sorted out again by the local authority not the school.
Parents moving into the area should contact the Local Authority to find out if places are available.
Applying for a Place in the Nursery Class
How to Apply
Parents may apply for a place in the Nursery Class via the school. You will need to complete an application form. The options for applying are listed below:
1) Download the application form:
You can complete the form as a Word document, save it and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or complete the form by hand and return by post to: Beaumont Lodge Primary School, Astill Lodge Road, Leicester LE4 1DT.
2) Visit the school office to pick up and complete the form in person.
When to Apply
You can apply at any time for a place for your child in the Nursery Class. Your child’s application form will be kept on a waiting list. A letter will be sent out to parents nearer the date of your child starting school in the Nursery.
Frequently asked questions for Nursery Admissions
Q. How old does my child have to be to start in Nursery Class?
A. Your child will start in the nursery class for 5 sessions per week the term after their 3rd birthday
Q. When will we hear from Beaumont Lodge Primary School regarding our application?
A. A letter will be sent out to parents nearer the date of your child starting school in the nursery
Q. How many places does Beaumont Lodge Primary School have available in the Nursery Class?
A. We have 52 places available. We have 26 places available in the morning session and 26 places available in the afternoon session.
Q. How often does my child have to attend?
A. We ask that children access the full 15 hours of free Nursery Education a week from Beaumont Lodge Primary School, so we expect children to attend every day for 3 hours.
Q. What time are the sessions?
A. The morning session runs from 8.40am – 11.40am and the afternoon session runs from 12.20pm -3.20pm. Please make sure that your child arrives on time for school and is collected promptly at the end of their session.
Q. Does my child have to wear the school uniform?
A. Yes. Children must come to school dressed in the school’s uniform. The school colours are Navy Jumper / Cardigan and Grey Trousers or skirt.
Q. If my child gets accepted into the Nursery Class will they automatically receive a place in the main school (Reception up to Year 6)?
A. No. You will have to apply again for a place in the main school through the Local Education Authority (LA). The LA will contact you with the relevant forms and information in approximately the December before your child is due to start in the main school.
Please note, even if your child does get a place in F1 then you are not guaranteed a place in the main school.
Q. Do I need to inform the school if my child is unwell?
A. Yes. If your child is unwell and will not be attending school, please contact the school office on 0116 2366925 and a message will be given to the nursery class.
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