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School Information


For the academic year 2019-20, Limehurst Academy operates with a Pupil Admission Number (PAN) of 125 in years 7 & 8, and 120 in years 9-11.  This is reflected in the policies below.

Please be aware that we are currently full in years 7, 8, 9 & 10 (correct as of 02/03/20).

In-year applications

If you wish to move your child to Limehurst Academy during the school year, you should apply for a place by Visiting Leicestershire County Council Admissions page.  See below for the relevant policy.

If you would like to have a discussion or see the school prior to your application, please contact Ann Parker at or on 01509 263444.

Admissions Appeals

Leicestershire County Council handle all admissions appeals on behalf of Limehurst Academy.  If you have had an application rejected, and you wish to appeal, please click here for guidance on how to appeal.  

Current Admissions Policy

Admissions 2019-20

Admissions Policy (For places in September 2020 - current Year 6)

Admissions 2020-21

Admissions Policy (For places in September 2021 - current Year 5)


Oversubscription Criteria: A Summary

If Limehurst Academy is oversubscribed, it will maintain a clear, fair and objective waiting list. Priority will continue to be based upon the oversubscription criteria. These are summarised below:

1. Looked After Children
2. Children with siblings at the school
3. Children living in Limehurst’s catchment
4. Children attending a feeder school to Limehurst
5. Children of staff
6. Children who live nearest to the school

Our feeder schools are Cobden, Loughborough CoE, Rendell & Robert Bakewell.

Children with EHCPs where Limehurst is named will be offered a place.

For full details, please see the relevant admissions policy from above.