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Admission arrangements for The Lancaster Academy adhere to those agreed in the Local Authority. Further information regarding the admissions in to Leicester City schools can be obtained by clicking here.

Please contact Mrs Tracey Wrighten regarding admissions at The Lancaster Academy on (0116) 270 3176.

Over-subscription criteria are used if there are more children wanting a place at the school than there are places available. The number of places available is called the Published Admission Number (PAN). Our PAN for each year group is 240.

All community schools and trust schools in the city have the same over-subscription criteria.

Oversubscription criteria for community maintained schools

  • Criterion 1 - Children in the care of a local authority or who were previously in the care of a local authority. (See note 1 below)
  • Criterion 2 - Children who are on the ‘list of children subject to child protection plans’ and need to attend an alternative school to avoid the abuser.
  • Criterion 3 - Children who are both living in the catchment area served by the school and have brothers or sisters still attending the school at the time of application and admission. Siblings must be in Year 8, 9 or 10 at the time of admission. (See note 2 below)
  • Criterion 4 - Other children living in the catchment area at the time of application and admission.
  • Criterion 5 - Children who do not live in the catchment area served by the school but who have brothers or sisters still attending the school at the time of application and admission. Siblings must be in Year 8, 9 or 10 at the time of admission (See note 2 below)
  • Criterion 6 - Children of parents / carers fleeing ‘Domestic Violence’. (Subject to verification by a senior Social Worker or current City Council procedures for housing reallocation in cases of recognised domestic violence).
  • Criterion 7 - Other children whose parents have requested a place.
  • Criterion 8 - Children whose parents did not request a place by the closing date.

Note 1: A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions at the time of making an application to a school.

Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.

Note 2: By siblings we mean a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or a child of the parent / carer’s partner and in every case the child must be living in the same family unit at the same address.