Prospective Parents

How to Apply

Please refer to the appropriate section below. Information on making an application will differ depending on whether you are interested in applying for Reception admission next September, in-year admission (during the current academic year), or for a place in the Bluecoat Primary Academy Nursery provision. Please ensure you read and follow the guidance in the section relevant for your individual circumstances.

Applying for a Reception place in September 2024

Admissions to Bluecoat Primary Academy are carried out as part of the home authority co-ordinated admission arrangements. Parents/Carers wishing to apply for a Reception place starting September 2024 should complete a local authority common application form by the 15th January 2024, naming Bluecoat Primary Academy as a preference.

In addition to completing the online Common Application Form , parents / carers should also complete a Bluecoat Primary Academy supplementary form available to be completed online, alternatively a paper copy can be collected from the academy office. The supplementary form should be returned directly to the academy F.A.O Admissions by the 15th January 2024. Failure to complete both may result in your application not being considered under all possible criteria. Notification of school allocation will be made by your home local authority on Primary National Offer Day. For September 2024 entry, the National Offer day is 17th April 2024.

Further information on applying for a place at Bluecoat Primary Academy, answers to commonly asked questions and a Timetable for Primary Admissions Intake September 2024, can be found under the ‘documents and forms’ section below.

Mrs K Scholes (Senior Admissions Officer)  

Tel: 0115 929 7445 Option: 6


Supplementary Form 2024-25

Please be aware the supplementary form below for the Reception Intake 2024 is not currently live this form will be made live when applications open in November 2023.

Applying for a place In-Year in 2023-2024

To apply for an In-year admission during the current academic year, please complete the ‘Bluecoat Primary Academy In-Year Application Form 2023-2024’. Alternatively, where this is not possible a paper application can be collected from the academy office upon request.

Admissions Enquiries

Mrs K Scholes – Senior Admissions Officer   

Tel: 0115 929 7445 Option: 6


In-Year Application Form 2023-2024

Bluecoat Primary Nursery Admissions

For Nursery admission enquiries, please refer to the Nursery Admissions page.

Contact Us

Bluecoat Academy Primary
Harvey Road

Tel: 0115 900 7200

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