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Parents are welcome to visit but please make an appointment by telephoning the office on 01530 230250.


We have one intake each year (up to 20 children into Reception). Children are admitted at the start of the school year in which their fifth birthday falls.


Please be aware that a place at the school is not automatic, even if you’re in the catchment area. All parents have to apply for their places via Leicestershire County Council, County Hall. To apply online, please follow the link below (or work your way from


In the term before starting school, children are invited to spend some time here to get used to school life.  A meeting and various other induction activities are held for parents and prospective pupils. 


Attendance at any pre-school group does not give entitlement to a school place.  


A full copy of the School’s Admissions Policy is available from the school office or at


Please also see

Admissions Policy 2025

Admissions Policy 2024-25 (for children starting in September 2024)

Thornton Admission Form (to be completed once a place for your child has been confirmed)

Admissions Policy 2022-23 (for children starting school in September 2022)

Thornton Catchment Area