Admissions

National Schools Admission Code, September 21

In line with the changes and additions made to the National Schools Admission Code, September 21, our admissions arrangements for Sept 23/24 and onwards follow and comply with these changes.

Admissions Consultation Outcome

Following our recent consultation period, Discovery Trust are pleased to share the defined admissions arrangements for all primary & junior schools within Discovery Trust, to commence for First Time Arrangements for intake 2024/2025 academic year. 

For full details of the determination please click here

Published Admissions Number

The school admits 60 pupils per year group at First Time Admissions (FTA). This is known as the Published Admission Number (PAN). 

For FTA, Year 1 and 2, the school PAN is capped to 60 in line with Infant Class Sizes. 

Admissions Policies

Please click the links below to view our full admissions policies:

Admissions Policy 2023/2024

Catchment Area

To view our Catchment Area, please click here 

Admissions Events

All children are welcome at Sileby Community Primary Primary School, and the Head Teacher Ms Rosenitsch is always happy to show parents around our school and answer any questions regarding the education of your child you may have.

To arrange a visit to the school, please contact the school office via email at: office@dsatredlands.org  

Should your child secure a place at the school, you will be then invited to attend pre-transition sessions in the Summer Term before your child starts full time education in our Reception Year in the following Autumn Term.

First Time Admissions

All Discovery Schools have a single start for first time admissions at the start of the autumn term for children aged four years of age. 

Children are offered a school place from four years of age, the Autumn term following their fourth birthday. However, statutory school age is from the first term following their fifth birthday.  

This means that: 

  • A child turning 5yrs in the Autumn term must start school no later than the start of the Spring term.
  • A child turning 5yrs in the Spring term must start school no later than the start of the summer term.
  • A child turning 5yrs in the Summer term must start school no later than the start of the Autumn term. Please see more information in sections 11 and 12.

Making a First Time Admission Application (FTA)

Arrangements are made in accordance with the Local Authority’s First Time Admissions Coordinated scheme. This means families must apply to the Local Authority where they live using the Common Application Form before the January 15th closing date for submissions.

Families’ who are resident in other areas must apply through their home Local Authority. It is recommended that families also contact the Local Authority which the desired school is located to discuss applications.  

Families are encouraged to list three choices of schools on the application form including the catchment school for that area. Contact your Local Authority to find out your catchment school(s). The closing date for first time admission applications is the 15th January (national closing date).            

Families will be informed by their Local Authority of the place given to their child on the 16th April (National Offer Day) or the next working day. 

The easiest way to apply for a school place at a Discovery Schools is to apply online. To apply online or speak to the Admissions Service at your Local Authority, please use the contact details below: 

Leicestershire County Council   
School Admissions Service – 0116 305 6684 
admissions@leics.gov.uk    

Priority Criteria

At the point of first-time admission, if there are more requests for places than available, places will be allocated up to the PAN in accordance with the priority oversubscription criteria.

1st  

A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order. 

2nd

Pupils that live in the catchment area of the school. 

3rd  

Pupils that have an older sibling attending the school at the same time, regardless of if they live in the catchment area or not. 

4th  

Pupils who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school requested. (Professional documentation confirming the situation must be submitted with the application). 

5th  

Children of staff at the school. 

6th  

Pupils living nearest to the school measured in a straight-line distance (home to school front gate). 

**Full details of the priority criteria can be found in the full admissions policy above.

Mid-Term (In-Year) Applications

Discovery Trust Schools within Leicestershire County Council participate in full with the Local Authority’s coordinated scheme for Mid-Term (In-Year) applications. Click here to read the full policy outline.

To discuss a visit to our school, please contact the school office.

Should you wish to make an application to the school, parents must make an application via the Local Authority where they live using the Common Application Form. It is recommended that parents also contact the Local Authority which the desired school is located in to discuss applications.