Starting Primary School in 2022
Admissions arrangements for families with children wishing to join our Foundation Stage class for 2022-2023 are co-ordinated by Rutland County Council. Applications for children living in Rutland should be made directly to Rutland County Council. The booklet 'Starting Primary School in Rutland' and an application form is available on their website Rutland County Council School Admissions or you can apply on-line here Rutland County Council's Online School Admissions Portal.
This application round is for children whose date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 .
You must apply for a primary school place by 15th January 2022
Families living outside Rutland should contact their own local authority for advice on how to make an application. For families living overseas, an application can be submitted to the local authority area that they are moving to. For schools in The Rutland Learning Trust, this is Rutland County Council.
The National Primary Offer date is 16 April 2022
or the next working day
RLT Admissions Policy 2022
for children starting primary school in September 2022
In Year Admissions
The Rutland Learning Trust is the admissions authority for Whissendine CE Primary School. Applications for school places in year* should be made directly to The Rutland Learning Trust using the form below. Please send the completed form to:
The Rutland Learning Trust
c/o Cottesmore Academy
Rutland LE15 7BA
telephone: 01572 812278
*in-year admissions refers to applications for places outside of the normal admissions round, i.e. for year groups 1 to 6 and for Foundation Stage places for children not starting school for the first time.
School Admission Appeals Time Timetable 2021/2022
Normal Round Appeals
If your child has been refused a place into our Foundation Stage class, you will be advised of your right to appeal. An appeal application must be submitted within 20 school days from the date of notification that your application was unsuccessful and the appeal must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging the appeal.
If you have applied for an in-year school place, and been refused, then you must lodge an appeal within 20 school days of being notified that your application was unsuccessful.
Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
Appeals for schools in The Rutland Learning Trust are arranged by Leicestershire County Council. For full details on how to make an appeal, please visit the school appeals section on the Leicestershire County Council website www.leicestershire.gov.uk or click here.
If a place has been refused at our school because the cohort is full, you may request to have your child's name put on our waiting list.
To do this, please contact the admissions co-ordinator
Guidance from RCC - deferring the EYFS year of entry
Guidance from RCC - Admissions of children outside their normal year group
Update to admissions guidance in relation to parents from other countries applying for a school place.
Please visit the updated website below for information regarding this type of application is relevant to you and your child.
Rutland’s finalised Fair Access Protocol September 2021