Donisthorpe is an extremely popular primary school. We have places for 210 pupils from EYFS to Year 6, in 7 classes across the school. We can take children into classes at any point in the year, if we have spaces. We can also take children out of catchment to support parents in finding the right school for them. For children starting school for the first time at 4 years old, our usual intake is late August/early September. Do contact our school office to find out if we have space in your child's year group and to book a place to look around.
Applying for a place Mid Year If you are interested in a place for your child and wish to move them from another school during the academic year (this is called an in-year transfer), please call our office to find out if we have any places in the year group before making an application to Leicestershire Local Authority. We have 1 class in each year group (30 places for each year group) and we are almost full in every class.
Applying for a place in EYFS for 2023-24 Applications open for parents looking for a place for their child in EYFS, starting in August 2023, open on 7th November, 2022 and close on 15th January, 2023. If you miss this date, you can still make an application for your child, though this will be considered as a late. You can do this here: Leicestershire Local Authority website.
Parents are informed of which school their child has been allocated on Primary National Offer Day- 17th April 2023.
The local authority use our Admissions Policy to guide them in offering places at our school.
Executive Headteacher: Mrs Sylvie Newman Donisthorpe Primary School | Ashby Road | Donisthorpe | Swadlincote | Derbyshire | DE12 7QF Donisthorpe Primary School is part of Symphony Learning Trust. The Symphony Learning Trust is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England Company Number: 07941899. Registered office: Glen Hills Primary School, Featherby Drive, Leicester LE2 9NY