St Mary's Church of England Primary School




St Mary's Church of England 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. 


St Mary's CE Primary School serves the parishes of Bitteswell and Ashby Parva.


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.


2023/2024 Admissions Policy

2024/2025 Admissions Policy

2025/2026 Admissions Policy


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 552818 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 this form 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).



Applications for first time admissions should be made via Leicestershire County Council's website using their online portal.

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 18 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 using this link.

The appeal dates for this academic year are as follows:


14th September 2023

10th October 2023

14th November 2023

14th December 2023

23rd January 2024

15th February 2024

14th March 2024

23rd April 2024

23rd May 2024

4th June 2024

6th June 2024

11th June 2024

13th June 2024

27th June 2024