Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.   Merrydale Infant School follows Leicester City guidelines when it comes to school admissions.


Key dates

The following key dates will help you with applying for a full time school place for admission in 2021/22.

7 September 2020 – Application process opens online

You will be able to apply for your child’s full time place for entry in 2021/22 from 12:01am on Monday 7 September 2020.

27 January 2021 – Extended closing date

Deadline for applications is now midnight on 27 January 2021.  This has been extended from 15 January 2021 as a result of the current lockdown. Missing the deadline will significantly reduce your chances of getting a place at the school you want.

16 April  2021 – National offer day

Offers of school places are sent out for all on-time applications. If you applied online, we will send you an email with your application outcome. Letters will also be sent by second class post.

10 May 2021 - Late applications considered (round 1)

Late applications received between 28 January 2021 and 16 April 2021, will be considered after this date.

14 May 2021 – Deadline to submit an appeal

Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard in the first round of appeals.

7 June 2021 – Late applications considered (round 2)

Late applications received after 16 April 2021 will be considered after this date.

From 30 August 2021 - Your child starts school

If your child was not offered a place in your first preference school, they will remain on waiting lists for any higher preference schools until at least July 2022.


Please select the link below if you would like information about  the process of admissions to our school.

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