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St Nicholas CE Primary School


Starting primary school in September 2022


The application process for starting primary school for the first time in September 2022 will open in Rutland mid-October 2021 when full details will be available on


Children who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 will be eligible to start primary school in September 2022 and parents must submit an application to their 'home' local authority.  This means that an application must be submitted to the Council where you live, even if you want to apply for a place at a school in another local authority area.  For example, if you live in Rutland but want to apply for a primary school in another county, you must submit your application to us. If you do not live in Rutland but want to apply for a place at a Rutland school, you must apply to your own Council. Please check your own Council's website for details of how to submit an application.


Our online portal will be open to Rutland residents and will allow you to submit up to 3 preferences of primary school, located in any local authority area. We advise that you use all 3 preferences when submitting your application. 


The national closing date for applications will be 15 January 2022.


An information brochure will be available which will explain the process of applying for a primary school place along with information about primary schools in the Rutland area and where you can find further information.


In the meantime, if you have any queries about the primary school admissions process, please contact the Admissions Service:

Call:  01572 722577



School Admission Appeals Timetable 2022/2023

Appeals timetable

Appeals should be lodged within 20 school days of notification that the application was unsuccessful.  Appeals resulting from year of entry (Reception) applications will be heard according to the following timetable where the appeal is submitted on time: 


OFFER DATE                   16th April 2022 or next working day

APPEAL LODGED BY      23 May 2022 

APPEAL HEARD BY        8 September 2022 



For further advice and details on how to make an appeal please go to


In-year Admissions


The Rutland Learning Trust is the admissions authority for St Nicholas CE Primary School.  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:


Admissions Officer

The Rutland Learning Trust

c/o Cottesmore Academy

Kendrew Barracks


Rutland  LE15 7BA


telephone        01572 812278



* 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.   

School Appeals


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.   


In-Year Appeals

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 or click here


Waiting List

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

Secondary School Applications September 2022


September 2021             Letters sent, by RCC, to parents of Yr 6 children


31st October 2021        Closing date for Rutland residents to submit application form to RCC


1st March 2022               RCC send offer letters to Rutland residents


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