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Starting primary school in September 2021

Offers of primary school places for September 2021 are available on the national offer day - 16 April 2021.

Offers are sent to Rutland residents by Rutland County Council and how you receive your offer will depend on how you submitted your application.

- If you submitted your application online, the online Admissions Portal is open from 00:01 on 16 April for you to view the information about the primary school place offered to your child and to submit your response to the offer. You must respond to your offer by 30 April 2021. To view and respond to your primary school offer, go to the 'View/Respond to Offer' link below. This will take you to the Admissions Portal where you submitted your application.  You will need to log in using the email address and password that you used when submitting your application and then follow the instructions to view and respond to your offer. When you have submitted your response you will receive a confirmation email.

- If you submitted your application on the paper application form, a letter will be posted out to you, first class on 16 April.  Details of your offer and how you must respond to it will be included in the letter.

If you live in another local authority area but applied for a Rutland primary school, the outcome of your application will be sent to you by your 'home' authority - the Council where you live.

A late application may still be submitted but it is important to bear in mind that schools may already be full.  If you are a Rutland resident you can download and print out a copy of the Primary School Application Form September 2021 or if you would like a copy posting out to you please contact the Admissions Service on 01572 722577 or email admissions@rutland.gov.uk  Information about submitting your application can be found in the video below - 'School Admissions - A Guide to Preferences'.  You cannot submit a late application online.  If you live in another local authority area please contact your own Council for information about how to apply for a Rutland school.

Each local authority is responsible for coordinating the primary school admissions process for children resident within their local authority area. This means that you must submit an application to the Council where you live, even if you want to apply for a place at a school in another Council area. Full details of the application process and the schools available in Rutland can be found in our Primary School Admissions Brochure 

For parents who are considering deferred entry for their child until September 2022, we have produced Guidance on Deferred Entry.

View/Respond to Offer

Before submitting your application it is important to note that the application form will allow you to submit up to three preferences of primary school. We strongly encourage you to use all three preferences so that your child has the best opportunity of receiving an offer at a preferred school. Submitting a second and third preference will in no way affect your chances of receiving an offer at your first preference school. This video explains how your preferences will be processed: