Although our school joined the LiFE Multi Academy Trust on 1st September 2022, this has not altered any of the school admissions process. All school admissions are processed by Leicestershire County Council’s school admissions team using their admissions policy. You can find all of the information you need on their webpage by clicking on the picture below. All admissions are subject to the number of spaces available.
National average class sizes for infant classes (EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2) was 26.7 for 2021-22 academic year.
National average class sizes for junior classes (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) was 27.6 for 2021-22 academic year.
At Desford, we are above national average class size in years 2,3,5 and 6.
We have an agreed operational capacity of 65 for all year groups that are at or close to 30 per class (60 per cohort). Our current capacity is as follows:
EYFS - Spaces Available
Year 1 - Spaces Available
Year 2 - 30 children per class
Year 3 - At or Exceeding operational capacity
Year 4 - Spaces Available
Year 5 - At or Exceeding operational capacity
Year 6 - At or Exceeding operational capacity
Local Authority Admissions will reject all applications for school places where that year group has reached or exceeded the operational capacity of 65. This is for the following reasons:
For more information about our school on the Leicestershire County Council Website, click on the link below:
Before applying for your child’s school place you should read the primary ‘Your Guide to Education’ booklet for the academic year you are applying for. You can access the latest version of this booklet by clicking the picture below.
Once you have read the 'Your Guide to Education' booklet, you should visit the page for applying for a school place by clicking on the picture below.
- Deadline for applying for Autumn 2023 first time admissions: 15th January 2023.
- National offer date for Autumn 2023 first time admissions: 16th April 2023 (or next working day)
If your child has been refused a school place, you can appeal this decision on the following link:
The most up to date admissions policies for Leicestershire schools can be found on the following link: