Admission Arrangements

Arnesby CE Primary School is a member of Embrace Multi Academy Trust. This means that the Trust is the admissions authority; however, the Trust delegates admission decisions to each of its school’s local governing body.

Children start school at the start of the Autumn Term after their fourth birthday.  Parents who are considering sending their child to Arnesby CE Primary School are invited to make an appointment to visit. This can include a discussion with the Head Teacher and the opportunity to see pupils at work in their learning environment and making use of the school’s ​facilities.

Throughout the school year there are strong links between the local playschools and EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and KS1 through an ongoing programme of shared activities. These activities are opportunities for playschool to visit school e.g., watching the EYFS and KS1 Christmas Nativity

The term before the children start school the EYFS staff visit the local playschools to share in a session and meet the children. The children’s parents and carers are invited to attend a Pre-School meeting to find out about the school’s ethos and routines. There are also hour-long taster sessions for the children, the first is with their parents/ carers, the next hour visits are without their parents/carers. The final visit is for a whole morning in their class group. These sessions help to ease our youngest pupils into the school, by introducing them to the teacher and learning support assistant and to each other. This way we hope that when they join us in September, they will feel happy and relaxed about their new school and understand what is expected of them.

Mid Term (In Year) Admissions Arrangements

If you are thinking of moving your child(ren) to our school, please call us on 0116 247 8563 or email us at to enquire if we have places available in the relevant year group(s).  We will gladly offer you a tour of the school with a representative from our leadership team.

Mid-term applications should be made on the form below which should be completed and emailed to You will be notified of the admission decision within 10 school days. If applicable, you will also be notified of the appeal procedure (see Admissions Appeals below)

Click the link to Leicestershire County Council School Admissions to apply for a school place:

For information with regards to appeals, please click the link below