As a ‘Local Authority Maintained School’, the Governors at St Denys CE Infant School have adopted the local authority’s admissions policy. All of our admissions and appeals are dealt with by Leicestershire County Council (LCC).  For further information please visit: LCC School Admissions.

A copy of LCC’s admissions policy can be found by clicking here.

St Denys’ pupil admission number (PAN) for each year group is 90 pupils.

Mid-Year Applications

If you are considering applying for a place mid-year, please contact the school directly to discuss if we have any spaces. You will then need to submit an application through the local authority – application link below. 

New Starter Applications

If you are considering applying for a primary school place for the very first time as a new starter and wish to discuss the practicalities of admissions and catchment areas, please contact the school office (01530 260004) or arrange to speak to Mrs Sargeant (Headteacher) or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

If you would like to request a ‘new starter’ school place, you will need to submit an application through the Leicestershire County Council website.

Preparing to start school

During the Summer term before your child starts school, you will be invited to visit the school with your child to meet the class teacher. This provides an opportunity to become familiar with the school environment and approaches to teaching and learning in the Early Years.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which will help us to know a little bit about your child in their early days at school. Parents/carers wishing to see the school before enrolling their children are very welcome to do so. A telephone call to arrange a suitable time is all that is needed.

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Over subscription waiting lists & appealing a school place

Over subscription:

If you have applied as part of the normal round of admissions, and been refused a place, you will automatically be placed on the school’s oversubscription (waiting) list.

The position your child will appear on the Oversubscription List will depend on how closely they meet the school’s admissions priority criteria. If a place becomes available, and your child is at the top of the list, you will be contacted automatically to offer you the place.


If you have been refused a place at a school, you can appeal. You cannot appeal against a school you have been given a place at.

Example: if you applied to multiple schools and were offered a place at your third choice school only, you may not appeal that place, but you may appeal for a place at your first or second choice school.
Rather than risk having no place at all, you should secure a school place for your child in case your appeal isn’t successful.

The appeals process is run by the Legal Services Team on behalf of the Director of Law and Governance, who are a separate department to and independent of the Admissions Team. The process for appealing can be found by clicking the button below.