St Francis welcomes pupils from all faiths and those of no faith.  Please see the admissions policy for full details. The school’s planned admission number (PAN) is 45. Selection and over-subscription criteria can be found in the policy for the academic year you are applying in.

All applications for places at St Francis’ must be made through Leicestershire County Council:

Leicestershire County Council Online Applications .

If you are applying under a faith criterion, you should also complete a Supplementary Form which can be obtained from the school office.

The St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy. On behalf of the Trust, the admissions are coordinated by the relevant Local Authority. All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the school’s Local Governing Body.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the St Thomas Aquinas webpage where you can view our admission policies.

Admissions – St Thomas Aquinas – Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (

Parents whose children have not been offered a place at a school in the normal admissions round, for example for a Reception application, will be added to the schools’ waiting list unless they have been offered a place at a higher preference school. The waiting list will remain open until the end of the academic application year.

If a parent wishes their child to remain on the waiting list, they must re-apply each academic year.

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the relevant Local Authority by completing the LA Common Application Form and following instructions on the LA website.

Leicestershire County Council – School admissions | Leicestershire County Council

If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete
a Supplementary Information Form  and return this to the school office. Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details. Applicants
must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

The Trust/governors agreed by 28th February, operational capacities for the 2024/25 academic year for St Francis Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Aided Academy.

Year group Operational Capacity

Year 1- 30
Year 2- 30
Year 3- 30
Year 4-30
Year 5- 30
Year 6- 30

Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and will have an operation capacity of 30. All other admission numbers, including those for Reception, remain unchanged.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact Mrs Tina Culley in the school office on 01664 562891.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with your local authority

For Leicester County Council click here

Admissions appeals

For the Schools Appeals Timetable click here

For Schools Appeals Late Applications click here

For Schools Appeals Late Appeals click here