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Welcome to

Whissendine CE Primary School


Starting Primary School in 2024


THE PRIMARY APPLICATION PROCESS for September 2024 starters will open in Mid October 2024. 

All details can be found on the Rutland County Council website.

      Admissions 01572 722577



Admissions arrangements for families with children wishing to join our Foundation Stage class for 2023-2024 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 2019 and 31 August 2020. 


You must apply for a primary school place by 15th January 2024


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 they are moving to. For schools in the Rutland Learning Trust this is Rutland County Council.


The National Primary Offer date is 16 April 2024  (or the next working day)


RLT Admissions Policy 2025

RLT Admissions Policy 2024

RLT Admissions Policy 2023

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:


Admissions Officer

The Rutland Learning Trust

c/o Cottesmore Academy

Kendrew Barracks
Rutland LE15 7BA




*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.  



Families may submit an application form even if there is no place available for their child at the time of application.

Parents will be advised of the outcome of their application within 15 school days.

If the application is refused, families have the right to appeal and the opportunity to place the child’s name on the school’s waiting list.

School Appeals

You have the right to appeal if your child has been refused a school place.  


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.   


In-Year Appeals

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 or click here


Waiting List

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



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.


Please visit the link below if you wish to find out about the appeals process

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Appeals Timetable


Contact Details and Useful Links