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School Admissions Team

We are part of Lincolnshire County Council and we are the people who will be processing your child’s school admissions application.

Schools have admissions policies in order to identify which children have priority for places if there are more applicants than places available.

The local authority is the admission authority for community and controlled schools. The schools use the Lincolnshire County Council admission policy. We have delegated decisions on who should be offered a place to governing bodies but they must do this in line with the County Council policy.

We are responsible for coordinating all admissions into Voluntary aided schools, foundation schools, free schools and academies and making sure that parents and carers receive information and an application form. We also make sure that the highest offer of a school place is given if more than one school tell us they can make an offer.  The governors of these schools are responsible for setting their own admission policies. Each individual school can have its own separate admission policy.

You can find each school’s admission policy on their website or you can contact them direct. It is important that you read the policies for the schools that you wish to apply to. Information is also available in our ‘Going to School in Lincolnshire’ publication. If you want your own copy please phone us.

Information and any questions regarding any aspect of the school admissions and appeals process and how to apply online can be provided by contacting us via phone or email.

Before completing your online application there are a few things you need to consider:

  • Find out which schools are in your local area using the Family Services Education section.
  • Visit the schools you are considering. They will be able to provide you with valuable information and advice, and you can ask for their prospectus. They should provide you with details of how places were allocated for at least the previous year. This does not mean that the same will happen again but it serves as a guide.

Parental Preference - It is essential to rank your preferred schools in the order you would like them to be offered. You can make three preferences and we will offer one school.

Parental preference is still vitally important because, if more than one school let us know they can offer a place, we must offer the one ranked highest by you. So please think carefully about how you rank your preferences.

If you have any questions regarding home to school transport. Please contact the Transport Team on 01522 782020 or use their webpage at

The best way to apply for a school place is online at:

No internet access? Your local library may provide free internet access. Also schools and nurseries may be able to support you, please contact them directly to ask if they provide this service.

Alternatively you can make a telephone application or contact us for a paper form by phoning 01522 782030. If you use a paper form make sure you use the postcard receipt system, and keep the acknowledgement card as evidence.

Who to contact

Contact Name
School Admissions Team
01522 782030

Where to go

County Offices

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This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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