Admissions to Beacon Academy and Nursery

We are responsible for admissions to our Nursery except for our Specialist Provision place which are allocated via a panel. All other admissions to the school are processed centrally by Leicestershire County Council's school admissions team.

Visiting Beacon Academy and Nursery

If you are thinking of applying for a place for your child, please do come along to one of our ‘community tours’. These take place every Thursday morning during term-time. Please book in at the school office to avoid disappointment.

Open Mornings

In the Autumn term we hold a number of Open Mornings for prospective reception parents to come and see the school in action, hear about our vision and values and ask any questions you might have. Please call the school office to book a place!

Wednesday 7th November 9:30am - 10:30

Wednesday 14th November 9:30am - 10:30

Wednesday 21st November 9:30am - 10:30

Other appointments can be made via the school Office

For appointments to view our Nursery please call 01509-264876 or just pop in and we will arrange a visit.

Admissions to Reception class

Children start in Reception the September after their fourth birthday.

You need to apply between September and January for a place the following September. The deadline is always

15 January.

You can apply via Leicestershire County Council’s website. You can use the computers at any Leicestershire library to get online.

The County Council’s website gives full and clear advice on the whole process. If you need extra help to complete your application, please contact our school office and we will be happy to help you. Our Admissions Arrangements can be found here.

Applications for September 2019

Applications for September 2019 are now open

You must contact Leicestershire County Council’s school admissions team.

If your child has a place for September 2019, you will receive an invitation to visit the school together during June.

Criteria for admission

For more information regarding admissions for children of school age please find our Admissions Arrangements here

Admissions to Beacon Academy Nursery

We provide high quality child care for children from 2 years old. There are a number of different places you can choose from;

2 Year Old

  • Morning Sessions only (8.45am - 11.45am)
  • Afternoon Sessions only (12.30pm - 3.30pm)
  • Whole Day Session (8am-4pm)

2,3 and 4 Year Old Funded places are either all morning or all afternoon places

Please contact us on 01509-264876 for costs and more information or email

3 and 4 Year Old

  • Morning Sessions only (8.45am - 11.45am)
  • Afternoon Sessions only (12.30pm - 3.30pm)
  • Whole Day Session (8am-4pm)

15 and 30 Hour Funded places are available. The times we offer 30 hour funding for are from 9am to 3pm daily, Monday to Friday. To see if you are eligible for 30 hour funding, please follow this link

Please contact us on 01509-264876 for costs and more information

Wrap around care is available from 8am til 4pm at a cost of £4/hour

Lunch sessions are £3.00 and include a hot lunch, £2.00 if packed lunch is provided

You need to apply directly to us for a Nursery place for your child. Collect an application form from the desk in the nursery reception, fill it in, and return it to us there.

You can apply at any time during the year.

We follow the following criteria on offering places. As with the primary school, we give priority to:

  • children in public care
  • children with a social or medical need
  • siblings of pupils already in the school
  • children living closest to the school.

We recommend that you put your child’s name on the waiting list once they are two years old. To do this, ask for an application form at the desk in reception, fill it in and return it to us there. You do not need to provide any proof of your permanent address to go on the waiting list.

Please note that the offer of a place in the Nursery does not guarantee your child a place in the Reception class.

Admissions during the school year

Admissions during the school year or in September to year groups other than Reception are all referred to as ‘in-year applications’. For these, you need to apply via the Leicestershire County Council’s website – or ring the admissions team on 0116 305 6684

Before all children start at Beacon families are required to meet with the headteacher ad have a tour around the school to discuss your child's individual needs. We also contact your child's current school to ensure a successful transition to Beacon.

If you are applying to transfer your children from another Leicestershire school, you will first need to meet with the head teacher at your current school to talk about why you want to move your child.