First time admissions/Transfer Application

Mercenfeld Primary School participates  with the Local Authority’s First Time Admissions/Transfer Co-ordinating Scheme. This means parents must apply through the Local Authority’s online system or use the common application form, which must be completed submitted or returned by the national closing date. In the case of first time admissions to primary school, this is Monday 15th January 2024, for a school place in September 2024.

We encourage all parents to come and visit before choosing the right school for their child. Please contact the school office to arrange a tour with Mrs Randle our Headteacher.

In the Summer Term, before your child attends this school there will be opportunities for parents to attend an ‘Induction Evening’ and for your child to attend three induction sessions with their new class teacher. During these sessions they will experience every aspect of school life, PE, Assembly, school dinner and arriving with the rest of the school at the beginning of the day.

Transfer to High School

This occurs at the end of the academic year in which your child will be 11 years old (Your child must be 11 before 31st August).

The closing date for application to secondary school is Tuesday 31st October 2023 for a school place in September 2024.

We try very hard to make the transition from Primary to High School as smooth as possible by working closely with colleagues at secondary schools in the local area. Throughout their time at Mercenfeld the pupils have a number of opportunities to take part in enrichment activities organised with South Charnwood High School as well as pre-arranged transition visits and meetings. In the Summer Term, colleagues from South Charnwood High School will meet with our Year 6 teachers to discuss transition arrangements and pupils are given the opportunity to spend two full days at South Charnwood in the last few weeks of the academic year.

Late applications

Any applications received after the closing date will be accepted but only considered after those received by the closing date. You are therefore encouraged to ensure that your application is submitted on time.

All supplementary information, such as medical letters to prove change of address, remains the parents’ responsibility to supply.

Mid-term (in-year) applications

Bradgate Education Partnership schools participate in full with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated policy, which can be found here:

To discuss a visit to our school please contact the school office, or to discuss the application process please contact the Local Authority on 0116 3056684.

School Admission Appeals

Bradgate Education Partnership schools use Leicestershire County Council’s appeals service to conduct their appeals.  The council’s procedure and timetable for appeals can be found here:

Admission Arrangements For Children Transferring From August 2023 And Entry In September 2023 Onwards

Admission Arrangements For Children Transferring From August 2024 And Entry In September 2024 Onwards

Admission Arrangements For Children Transferring From August 2025 And Entry In September 2025 Onwards

Mercenfeld Catchment Area