John Wycliffe Primary School

‘Striving for excellence in all that we do!’




John Wycliffe 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. 


The catchment area for John Wycliffe Primary School is outlined in this catchment area map.


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.


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 to our school, please call us on 01455 553135 or email us at to enquire if we have places available. 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 working days. If applicable, you will also be notified of the appeal procedure. 



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 2025 (born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 (inclusive).
The closing date for applications is 15 January 2025. 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 2025.
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 can be found here.