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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


School Admissions

Townlands C of E Primary Academy is a Voluntary Controlled School and provides education for children aged 4-11 years old. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and our aim is to support every child to reach their full potential.


When will my child start school?

Children do not legally have to start school until the term after their 5th birthday. However, most schools operate an admission policy offering all children to commence school in the autumn term within the academic year in which their 5th birthday falls. This is known as the Reception year within the framework of the Foundation stage of education. At our school we encourage all Reception children to stagger the first week of their first term with mornings, afternoons, mornings and lunchtimes and eventually full-time entry by the end of the 2nd week. This arrangement is flexible, and alternatives can be made in prior discussion with the head teacher or class teacher.


Taster Sessions

All children are offered a stay and explore experience in the summer term preceding their entry, when children and parents/carers will have the opportunity to meet members of staff and learn about school procedures, reading, school activities and how they can be involved in school.


Reception - How can you apply for a place?

We welcome parents and prospective Reception children to visit the school before applying for a place. Please join one of our tours during the autumn term where you will be able to meet the Headteachers and staff and see our amazing Early Years setting.

Please email: if you would like a tour of the school.

Parents/carers should read all of the information published on the Leicestershire County Council website before making their application. Parents/carers should then complete their applications via the online process at The Local Authority will then allocate places. The school and parents are notified of places in mid-April of the academic year before the autumn term the children are due to start school. Our school is fully inclusive and welcomes children of all abilities, regardless of race or religion.


In Year Transfer

If your child is already at school, and you wish them to transfer to Townland’s, please contact Admissions at County Hall and they will send you the necessary forms to complete. If there are no places available, please contact the school for further information regarding appeals.


School Admissions – Special Educational Needs (SEND)

We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to the child starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure any school can meet any needs appropriately.

Further information, on admissions, can be found in the school Admissions Policy, the Special Educational Needs (SEND) Policy and Equality Policy which can be found in the School Policies section of our website.