Barley Croft Primary School


If you would like to join the learning community at Barley Croft Primary School, you must first apply through the Local Authority who allocate all maintained school places from Reception to Year 6 in Leicester City.  


The Admissions Policy of the school has been agreed by the Governing Body and is in line with the Local Authority Admissions Policy.  




Applying for a Nursery place at Barley Croft Primary School (Age 3)


If you wish to apply for a Nursery place at Barley Croft Primary School please read the section directly below. 


Your child is eligible for a Nursery space from the term after they turn 3.  Research shows that children who attend a Nursery school have the best outcomes at the age of 8, so we would encourage you to consider Barley Croft Nursery for your child.  We can offer sessions for 15 hours (Universal Funding) or if you are eligible for 30 hours (Extended Funding). 


The Early Years (Reception and Nursery) provision at Barley Croft Primary School is excellent.  We follow the 'Curiosity Approach' to foster awe and wonder in every child in a unique and stimulating environment.  If you would like to know more about this approach, please see the 'Class Pages' tab under the 'Children' menu of the website.


In order to take this important first step, please make contact with the School Office by in person, by phone or email to register your interest.  We will then help you complete the application form and other paperwork required.  One of the most important parts of the process - a home visit - will then be arranged with you which will begin to establish this important first relationship between school staff, you and your child.  


Please read the Nursery prospectus which will answer many FAQs, however if you require any further information or wish to arrange a visit to the school, please contact the school office. 

Admissions Policy for children entering Reception - Year 6

Applying for a Reception place - deadline 15th January 2024

If your child is starting full-time school for the first time into Reception and is moving on from a playgroup or nursery setting, you will need to make an application to the Local Authority by Saturday 15th January 2022.  Please read the helpful guidance document (above) first, before applying using the link below.

Applying for a secondary school place - deadline midnight 31st October 2023

All secondary school applications for current Y6 pupils must be made by 31st October 2021.  You can do this by following the link below:

Apply for a secondary school place (

Appealing a decision made by the Local Authority


If you have applied for a place to attend Barley Croft Primary School but have been unsuccessful, you are able to appeal this decision.  The process to do this is set out in the Local Authority guidance documents and an online form must be completed.  This information is below: