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New Admissions to Primary School

The School academic year runs from 01 September to 31st August.  Your child will be eligible to start Mainstream School in the Autumn Term of the Academic year he/she will turn 5 years old.


Child’s Date of Birth           INTAKE

01/09/16 – 31/08/17          Sept 2021

01/09/17 – 31/08/18          Sept 2022

01/09/18 – 31/08/19          Sept 2023

01/09/19 – 31/08/20          Sept 2024

01/09/20 – 31/08/21          Sept 2025


All applications must be made online through Leicestershire County Council Admissions. The closing date for applications is the 15th January.  Parents are informed of child places on or after 16th April.



Admissions from August 2021


Parents applying for a place at Cobden Primary School as from August 2021 should note the following Admissions criteria.


From August 2021 Leicestershire County Council will lead on our First Time Admissions as part of their statutory duties. They will process, validate, rank, and maintain our waiting list in accordance with our school policy and selection criteria.


For all in-year admissions again they rank according to our criteria, offer places or refuse, and offer right of appeal.


Cobden Primary School will:

  • be capping its Admissions Number at 60 for the Foundation Stage and for all other year groups

  • will not overfill on grounds of on in-catchment movement

  • retain the Council's Catchment Map;

If parents are unclear in which catchment area the home address falls please contact the Council's Customer Service Centre in the first instance – (0116) 305 6684, who will be able to inform them in which school catchment their address falls. In addition parents will also find in the primary and secondary ‘Your Guide to Education’ booklets district maps that outline in general the schools located within the district you live.


Cobden Primary School's  criteria for allocating places at the school is as follows (up to an absolute maximum of 60 in any one year group):


School Criteria



Children who are in public care and those children who were previously looked-after children.


Pupils who live permanently in the catchment area at the time of application and admission.


Pupils who have an older brother or sister currently attending Cobden Primary School at the same time and who live in the same house.


Pupils who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school requested.


Pupils living nearest the school measured in a straight line distance (home to school front gate).

Cobden Pre-School

Our pre-school is able to take children from 2 years old.  Our intake takes place throughout the academic year.

If you are interested in registering your child please ring 01509 263485 ext 3 or come to the entrance on Pinfold Jetty to collect a form in person.