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Admissions arrangements

If you would like your child to come to our school, please see the information below (along with all the other information on this website, of course).

If you would like to arrange a visit to see the school in action, then please get in touch with the school office who will be happy to arrange a time for you to pop in. 

We provide a range of visits and workshops for parents/ carers and children before starting in our first year, which is called the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). This enables children to become familiar with their new surroundings and to settle in quickly, and helps parents and carers in supporting their children. 

We use the Mowbray Education Trust (MET) admissions procedures and criteria.
Please read the admissions policy in the 'Policies' section of the website (in the 'Key information' heading).

We are happy to assist parents and carers with these procedures. Please speak to the school office.
A map of the school catchment area can be found on the link below:

Ab Kettleby Primary School Catchment Area

To Apply for a School

The Admission Authority for Mowbray Education Trust is the Trust. Leicestershire County Council offer a
co-ordination scheme which we use to administer our admissions and appeals and links to this are within our policies or can be found below:

Apply for a primary or junior school or Apply for a secondary school

Changing school during term time

School place for a child with special educational needs


All appeals are dealt with through the Leicestershire County Council schools admissions department.
Information on how to appeal and the appeal timetable can be found via the link below:
School admission appeal timetable

You must have applied and been refused a school place before you can appeal.

School admission appeals timetable 2024/2025
September 2024 entry

Appeals for first time primary admissions (Reception) or transferring to secondary school (Year 7) applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable where the appeal is submitted on time:

Timetable for on-time appeals


Primary school

Secondary school

Offer date

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Friday 1 March 2024

Appeal submission deadline

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Friday 12 April 2024

Hearing period
(date will be confirmed)

5 June 2024 to 4 September 2024

26 April 2024 to 17 June 2024

Appeals will be heard

Wednesday 4 September 2024
(40 school days)

Monday 17 June 2024
(40 school days)

Oversubscription criteria

Please also read the 'Admissions policy' for details about the oversubscription criteria.