To view relevant documentation and find out more about the consultation, including how to comment, please visit: RLT Admissions Consultation

Starting Primary School in 2024


Admissions 01572 722577

Admissions arrangements for families with children wishing to join our Foundation Stage class for 2023-2024 are co-ordinated 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 Rutland County Council School Admissions or you can apply on-line here Rutland County Council’s Online School Admissions Portal.

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 14th 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.

The National Primary Offer date is 16 April 2024 (or the next working day)

Oakham Admissions Documents

RCC Admissions Documents

RCC Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme 2024-2025
RCC deferred entry to primary school – guidance for parents Sept 2022

Guidance from RCC – deferring the EYFS year of entry

RCC Guidance – Admission of Children outside normal age group

In year admissions

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

Prior to making a formal application, please contact the 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 Officer
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 for their child 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

RLT In-Year Application Form 2023

Update to admissions guidance in relation to parents from other countries applying for a school place.

Please visit the updated website below for information regarding this type of application is relevant to you and your children

Schools admissions for overseas children

Other Links

Rutland County Council Admission
Admissions Appeals Please visit the link below if you wish to find out about the appeals process.
Appeals Timetable Appeals Timetable

Oakham Church of England Primary School – Prospective Parents Video

Please see below our video prospectus, which provides an overview of the school for foundation stage parents whose children are due to join us in September.