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Admission Arrangements

Starting Primary School in 2020



To make a late application please contact Rutland County Council Admissions  01572 722577


Admission arrangements for families with children wishing to join our Foundation Stage class for 2020-2021 are coordinated 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 or you can apply online here.


This application round is for children whose date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016. 


You must apply for a primary school place by 15th January 2020.


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 offer date is 16 April 2020. 


In Year Admissions

The Rutland Learning Trust is the admissions authority for Cottesmore Academy. 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 

Rutland Learning Trust

Cottesmore Academy 

Kendrew Barracks



LE15 7BA 

telephone - 01572 812278

email - 


* in-year admissions refers to applications for places outside of the normal admissions round ie. for Year groups 1 to 6 and for Reception places for children not starting school for the first time.   


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