Starting Primary School in 2024
THE PRIMARY APPLICATION PROCESS for September 2024 starters is now closed.
All details can be found on the Rutland County Council website.
Admissions 01572 722577 firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions arrangements for families with children wishing to join our Foundation Stage class for 2023-2024 are co-ordinated by Rutland County Council.
Applications for children living in Rutland should be made directly to Rutland County Council. The booklet 'Starting Primary School in Rutland' and an application form is available on their website or you can .
This application round is for children whose date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.
You must apply for a primary school place by 15th January 2024
Families living outside Rutland should contact their own local authority for advice on how to make an application. For families living overseas, an application can be submitted to the local authority area they are moving to. For schools in the Rutland Learning Trust this is Rutland County Council.
The National Primary Offer date is 16 April 2024 (or the next working day)
RLT Admissions Policy 2025
RLT Admissions Policy 2024
RLT Admissions Policy 2023
RCC Admissions Documents
Guidance from RCC - deferring the EYFS year of entry
In Year Admissions
The Rutland Learning Trust is the admissions authority for Empingham CE Primary School.
Prior to making a formal application, please contact your chosen school directly to establish if places are available, discuss requirements and arrange any visits.
Applications for school places in-year* should be made directly to The Rutland Learning Trust using the form below. Please send the completed form to the Admissions Officer
The Rutland Learning Trust
c/o Cottesmore Academy
Rutland LE15 7BA
* in-year admissions refers to applications for places outside of the normal admissions round ie. for Year groups 1 to 6 and for Reception places for children not starting school for the first time.
Families may submit an application form even if there is no place available for their child at the time of application.
Parents will be advised of the outcome of their application within 15 school days.
If the application is refused, families have the right to appeal and the opportunity to place the child’s name on the school’s waiting list.
You have the right to appeal if your child has been refused a school place.
Normal Round Appeals
If your child has been refused a place into our Foundation Stage class, you will be advised of your right to appeal. An appeal application must be submitted within 20 school days from the date of notification that your application was unsuccessful and the appeal must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging the appeal.
If you have applied for an in-year school place, and been refused, then you must lodge an appeal within 20 school days of being notified that your application was unsuccessful.
Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
Appeals for schools in The Rutland Learning Trust are arranged by Leicestershire County Council. For full details on how to make an appeal please visit the school appeals section on the Leicestershire County Council website www.leicestershire.gov.uk or click here.
If a place has been refused at our school because the cohort is full, you may request to have your child's name put on our waiting list.
To do this, please contact the admissions co-ordinator
Update to admissions guidance in relation to parents from other countries applying for a school place.
Please visit the updated website below for information regarding this type of application is relevant to you and your child.