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Welcome to

Uppingham C of E Primary School

New Starters for September 2024 and Admissions Information - In year transfers

Dear Parents,


We understand that choosing the right primary school is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make.


If you would like an appointment to have a tour around the school, please phone the school office on 01572 823245 or email the office 


We welcome any questions, big or small!   We look forward to seeing you soon!


Best wishes


Mrs Exton



Starting School


At Uppingham C of E children start school in Ladybirds Class with an enthusiastic and experienced team of staff. We have indoor and outdoor learning areas for children to play and engage in their learning.  We want the children to be confident in expressing their ideas, happy to make independent choices and keen to explore the world around them.


We aim to make learning relevant to children’s lives though our themes and learning environment, and we place the pupils’ individual interests and choices at the heart of the classroom so they feel unique, safe, secure and ready to explore.

We recognise the importance of a smooth transition for children and when they start school at the beginning of the year we build up time and opportunities in school gradually so children get the chance to learn all the new routines until they are fully engaged in school life - playing on the playground with the older children is something they are always keen to do!


School lunches are a big event at school and the children are all entitled to a Universal Free School Meal.  We have an amazing cook, who ensures that we have a varied menu that will fill everyone up.  The company we use is called Love Food and you can find the current menus on our website if you wish to find out more.


We look forward to meeting you soon!


Starting Primary School in Sept 2024


The  primary application will open in mid October 2023

     RCC Admissions 01572 722577


Admission arrangements for families with children wishing to join our Foundation Stage class for 2024 - 2025 are coordinated by Rutland County Council. 


Applications for children living in Rutland should be made directly to Rutland County Council. The booklet "Starting Primary School in Rutland" and an application form is available on their website RCC Admissions


This application round is for children whose date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020. 


You must apply for a primary school place by 15th January 2024


Families living outside Rutland should contact their own local authority for advice on how to make an application. For families living overseas, an application can be submitted to the local authority area they are moving to. For schools in the Rutland Learning Trust this is Rutland County Council.




In Year Admissions


The Rutland Learning Trust is the admissions authority for Uppingham C of E Primary School. 


Prior to making a formal application, please contact your chosen school directly to establish if places are available, discuss requirements and arrange any visits.


Applications for school places in-year* should be made directly to The Rutland Learning Trust using the form below. Please send the completed form to the Admissions Officer.


By email


By post

Admissions Office

The Rutland Learning Trust

c/o Cottesmore Academy

Kendrew Barracks


Rutland  LE15 7BA



* in-year admissions refers to applications for places outside of the normal admissions round ie. for Year groups 1 to 6 and for Reception places for children not starting school for the first time.   


Families may submit an application form even if there is no place available at the time of application.


Parents will be advised of the outcome of their application within 15 school days.

If the application is refused, families have the right to appeal and the opportunity to place the child’s name on the school’s waiting list.



School Appeals


You have the right to appeal if your child has been refused a school place.


Normal Round Appeals


If your child has been refused a place into our Foundation Stage class, you will be advised of your right to appeal.  An appeal application must be submitted within 20 school days from the date of notification that your application was unsuccessful and the appeal must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging the appeal. 


In-Year Appeals


If you have applied for an in-year school place, and been refused, then you must lodge an appeal within 20 school days of being notified that your application was unsuccessful.


Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


Appeals for schools in The Rutland Learning Trust are arranged by Leicestershire County Council.  For full details on how to make an appeal please visit the school appeals section on the Leicestershire County Council website or click here


Waiting List


If a place has been refused at our school because the cohort is full, you may request to have your child's name put on our waiting list. 


To do this, please contact the admissions co-ordinator




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