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Sharnford Church of England Primary School

“Many hearts make our school nourishing, flourishing and fruitful”

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If you are considering applying for a place for your child at our school, please see the relevant arrangements below.




If you are thinking of moving your child(ren) to our school, please call us on 01455 272456 or email us at to enquire if we have places available in the relevant year group(s).  We will offer you a tour of the school with a representative from our leadership team. 


Mid term applications for 2023/24 should be made on the form below which should be completed and emailed to  You will be notified of the admission decision within 10 school days. If applicable, you will also be notified of the appeal procedure (see Admissions Appeals below). 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. We would encourage you to come and see us - please contact the school office to make an appointment and take a look at our Welcome Video below!




Sharnford CE Primary School is a member of Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust. This means that the Trust is the admissions authority; however, the Trust delegates admission decisions to each of its school's local governing body. 


Sharnford CE Primary School serves the parish of Sharnford and Wigston Parva as outlined in the attached catchment area map (at the end of the admissions policy).


In formulating our admissions policy, the school has consulted with Leicester Diocesan Board of Education, local academies, Leicestershire County Council and the required governing bodies of community and voluntary controlled schools for which the Local Authority is the admission authority.


Applications for first time admissions should be made via Leicestershire County Council's website using their online portal which can be found here:

Everyone must apply for a school place, there is no automatic entry for any school. Before you apply through the portal for a school place in August 2024, please make sure the following applies:

  • You live in Leicestershire (other authorities will have their own online portal).
  • Your child is eligible to start primary school in August 2024 (born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 inclusive).

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2024. After this date, any applications are considered as 'late applications'. Offers will be notified by Leicestershire County Council on the national offer day of April 16 2024.



If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal the decision. Our appeals are administered by the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education, an independent appeals service ensuring appeal hearings are held fairly, equally and within the law. The appeal form and completion notes can be found here:

The appeal dates for this academic year are as follows:

• 14 September 2023
• 10 October 2023
• 14 November 2023
• 14 December 2023
• 23 January 2024
• 15 February 2024
• 14 March 2024
• 23 April 2024
• 23 May 2024
• 04 June 2024
• 06 June 2024
• 11 June 2024
• 13 June 2024
• 27 June 2024

Tour of Sharnford School

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