St Mary's FieldsPrimary School

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Admissions and Appeals

Admissions and Appeals


Age Groups

  1. St Mary's Fields takes children the September after their 3rd birthday and   children are taught in Foundation Stage 1 (see below for how to apply for a place).

  2. St Mary's Fields takes children the September after their 4th birthday and children are taught in Foundation Stage 2 (see below for how to apply for a place).

  3. In Years 1 and 2 they are in Key Stage 1.

  4. In Years 3, 4 5 and 6 they are in Key Stage 2.

  5. Children transfer to high schools at the end of Year 6 when they are 11 years old.


Full Time School Place Applications

Applications for places at St Mary's other than part-time nursery places are made through the School Admissions department of Leicester City Council. Click here to begin your school admission application.


Admissions Policy

For first time entry and all subsequent mid-term (in-year) applications St Mary's Fields will follow guidance from the Leicester City Council

The Admissions Criteria will remain the same as listed in Leicester City Council's policy, please see below:​

Applications for Part Time (15 hours funded) and 30 Hours Places

The admissions to the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 are managed by the Headteacher at the school address. 


Parents are invited to register their child by placing his/her name on a “waiting list”. To do this you will need to call at the school office with the child's birth certificate or fill in this online form (click the link or scan the QR code.



Admissions are made from this list, using the oversubscription criteria in this document (see below). The offer of a place in the Early Years Department does not guarantee admission to the school at the point of Primary School admission. The Leicester City Council Admissions Policy (see below) applies at this point.


The school offers 15 hours funded places (either a morning or an afternoon place) and in addition for parents who are eligible for the 30 hours funded places through the government scheme ( Where parents are not eligible for the 30 hours funded by the government, but wish to pay for additional hours, it is possible to arrange this with the school directly.