Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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If you are thinking of choosing our school for your child here's what our parents said about our school in their child's reports and during Covid Lockdowns


Apply for an infant or primary school place here if your child is starting full time school in autumn 2022 and you live in Leicester City.

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Use all your preferences

You can apply for up to four schools on your application. We strongly recommend that you maximise the four preferences open to you and that you include your catchment area school. This is likely to be a nearby school and priority is usually given to children who live in the catchment area. Find schools in your catchment area.

It is important to get lots of information before deciding on your preferred schools and the order you would like to put them on your application. We will offer you the highest preferred school, if your child qualifies for a place there, so please consider your order of preferences carefully.


What if I need help?

If you need help with making an application, please email us at or call us on 0116 454 1009 (option 1) and we will do our best to assist you. Your child’s current school may also be able to help with applying.

The choice advice service

The choice advice service offers free impartial guidance, support and information to parents choosing a school for children in Leicester. 

This service cannot guarantee school places or influence the allocation process. However, they can guide you through the admissions process, and help you to make an application for a school place. They can also support you with the admission appeal process.

Contact details

If you would like your child to join our nursery here's our policy to help you. You may want to phone us too on 01162767593

School Information

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  • Merrydale Infant School
  • Claydon Road,
  • Leicester,
  • LE5 0PL