We aim to make the transition from home life to school a natural and enjoyable process for both children and parents.

In common with other schools in the area, Kingsway School admits children, subject to LEA approval, at the beginning of the Autumn term after their fourth birthday.

Before the all-important “first day”, visits are arranged for the parents to meet the staff and spend a little time in school. Once children begin school a phased entry programme comes into operation. All arrangements are made with full consultation between parents and staff in the child’s best interests.

Our induction programme includes;

  • close links with local pre-school group
  • pre-school visits for children and parents
  • meetings with parents to explain our procedures
  • phased introduction over the first two or three weeks

For pupils joining us at times other than the usual start in the 4+ Reception classes we always offer a pre-start tour of the school and agree an actual starting day, subject to local authority approval. We find new entrants two ‘buddies’ from the older pupils who will look after the new comer for the first couple of weeks until they feel settled in school.

General Admission Information

Parents wishing to send their children to Kingsway School should call in or ring to make an appointment, we will be happy to show you around the school and provide information about our philosophy, organisation and day-to-day routines.

It is now necessary for all parents, even those living close to Kingsway, to request a place at the school if they wish their child to attend. You can apply directly through Leicestershire County Council website: Leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children or via the telephone on (0116) 305 6684 – Customer Service Centre. Click here to read our Kingsway Admissions Policy.