Starting School: Reception places for September 2023
Children who are born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 are due to start Reception in September 2023.
Lincolnshire parents can apply for a place from 15 November 2022 (closing on 15 January 2023) for the 2023 Reception intake.
The preferred method for applying for a Reception place for September 2023 is online.
For families living in Lincolnshire, click this link to apply for a place: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-school-place
You can also apply by telephoning Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030. Alternatively you can request a paper application using the same number.
You can apply for up to three state schools, in or out of county on your application. We strongly advise you to name three schools on your application as we cannot guarantee a place at your most preferred school.
If you do not live in Lincolnshire you must apply through your home local authority. You can name Lincolnshire schools on this application.
For families living in Nottinghamshire, click:
Schools provide useful information on their own websites and they also produce a school prospectus.
For information on transport, please follow this link.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 15 January 2023.
Even if the closing date has passed you can still apply for a school place. If the apply online facility is no longer available you can still apply on a paper application, you can request one by telephoning our Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030. Late applications and changes received after 12 noon on 17 February 2023 will not be dealt with in time for offer day on 18 April 2023 and will be processed at a later date.
Moving schools? Midyear admissions
If you are looking to move schools, we recommend arranging to visit school beforehand; all schools have a unique feel!
The midyear admission link is: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-school-place
The law requires that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities. We have adopted the Lincoln County Council admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the county.
The staff, governing body and pupils of Claypole Church of England Primary School would welcome you applying for a place at our school. To do this you must follow the correct process for your child’s age as detailed above. All applications for this school must be made through County Council Admissions Arrangements, not this school.
After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plans where the school is named on the statement or plan, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:
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