Foundation Stage Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place at our school, please read the relevant policy below and then complete the relevant local authority Common Admissions Form devised by your local authority. If you are making an application based on your child’s faith (inclusion of all faiths with supporting evidence) please complete the school’s supplementary form and return it to the school office (see the address below). Please follow the following links:

Leicester City:

Leicestershire County:

Bishop Ellis Catholic Voluntary Academy, Barkby Thorpe Lane, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8GP

Changing Schools / 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 Leicestershire Local Authority by completing the LA Common Application Form and following the instructions on the LA website. 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 for 2021/22, 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.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. 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.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority


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 here to view the Catholic Multi Academy Trust admissions page.


If you wish to appeal an admission decision you must set out your grounds for appeal in writing. Please send your appeal letter to the Chair of the Governing Body, c/o the school. The timeframes for appeals are listed below:

Please phone the school if you need any assistance or further information: 0116 269 5510.