The admission arrangements for this college are managed by Leicester City Education and Children’s Services Department based at:
School Admissions Service
Customer Service Centre
91 Granby Street
4th September - 31st October 2023
All applications received after 31st October 2023 are usually treated as late and will be considered for a school place after the initial offer of places on 1st March 2024
If you have an exceptional reason for applying late for example a significant house-move, and the application is received before 15 January 2024, it may consider it as if it was received on-time. Evidence will be required to support your application.
From 27 August 2024 - Your child starts school
To help with the crucial decision, of choosing the right school for your child, we try and support parents/carers in the following ways:
We would be happy to discuss any aspects of the application process with you and hope that the information here will help you in this process.
For any queries or questions on Transition or Admissions, please contact the Head of Year 7 & Transition Manager Mrs Jaye Amani on 0116 2318500 or email email@example.com
The transition from primary school to secondary school can be an anxious time for both the student and their parents/carers. It is our aim to ensure that this is as positive an experience as possible for all concerned.
During Year 6, the Transition Manager, Mrs Jaye Amani, and our Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) Mrs Karen Simpson, visit our partner Primary schools to gather information about students who are transferring to New College Leicester.
If primary teachers, or you as parents/carers, feel that a meeting is needed to ensure a smooth transition to us, then please let your primary school know so that this can be arranged.
We take particular care if a young person is on their primary schools Special Educational Needs (SEN) register. If this is the case, we will place the student on our SEN register at the same level, which will be reviewed just before Christmas in Year 7. Parents/carers will be invited to review progress at this time, and throughout the year you will be kept informed of changes to your child’s SEN needs.
We also welcome parents/carers and Year 6 pupils to a parents’ information evening in the College where you will have an opportunity to meet our team. Additionally, we run an Induction Day in the latter part of the Summer Term when your child will have ‘taster’ sessions from the specialist teachers, prior to starting at the College.
We have also introduced a more targeted approach for additional transition support for students. This is usually based on information gathered from the primary schools and has the aim of supporting an individual or possibly a small group of students who might find the transition to secondary school particularly challenging.
We welcome any communication during the transition process, and our Transition Manager, Mrs Jaye Amani, will try to answer any questions raised by parents/carers and students.
Towards the end of the Summer Term a day is set for every secondary school to hold an Intake Day where Year 6 students spend a day at their chosen secondary school. At New College Leicester we use this time to introduce students to their form tutor and fellow classmates; to spend some time doing some ‘getting to know you activities’; to do some general administration; to familiarise students with the building through a tour; and to allow students to experience sample lessons. At the end of the Intake Day students will have gained an insight into the life of our college and had many of their questions and concerns answered.
Shortly after the Induction Day we hold an evening for parents to come and meet their child’s new tutor to have the college systems explained and any questions addressed.
You need to make your online application by the 31 October 2023.
Applications received after this date will be classed as late applications and you may not get your first preference.
Attend Open Evenings arranged at Secondary Schools to get a feel for the School and where you will have the opportunity to ask staff any questions. If you are still unsure, arrange an additional visit to the school who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Induction Day will be confirmed later on in the year.
Your child will need to be New College Leicester by 8.45 am on Induction Day and will leave at 3.00 pm.
If they have any siblings, friends or relatives at our college that you have given permission for them to escort your child back home, then your child can remain at school until 3.00 pm which is the end of the college day.
Your child will need to attend Induction Day in their Primary School uniform.
If your child receives Free School Meals then lunch will be provided for them at our college.
Otherwise your child can bring £2.50 and purchase a hot or cold meal from our extensive menu.
You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s tutor, Head of Year 7 and our SENCo during
Meet The Tutors Evening which will be confirmed later on in the year.
School Uniform – please refer to our College Website which will show you what your child should be wearing at New College Leicester. Your child must adhere to our School Uniform Policy at all times.
School Equipment – Your child must bring the following equipment to school every day: