Castle Mead Academy will continue to grow by 240 scholars each year, until reaching full capacity of 1200 by the year 2023. Castle Mead has a city-wide catchment area, therefore offering our first-class education to any families who align to our values from across the city of Leicester.


Will your child be starting Year 7 next in 2023?

We will be hosting several Open Mornings for prospective families on the dates listed below.
The Open Morning offers prospective families the chance to experience the Academy’s ethos and state-of-the-art facilities.

Thursday 15th September, 9.00am – 10.15am
Tuesday 20th September, 9.00am – 10.15am
Tuesday 27th September, 9.00am – 10.15am

You can sign up to any of these mornings by registering for a free ticket at the following link – Castle Mead Academy Year 5/6 Open Mornings Tickets
Tickets are limited, on a first come first served basis.


Year 5/6 Open Evening will take place on Thursday 29th September, 4.30pm – 7.30pm. Sign up is not required for this event.
Families are welcome to arrive at any time.
Principal presentation will commence at 4.45pm and repeated at 6.00pm.

If you would like a personal telephone appointment with a senior member of staff to discuss your child potentially starting at Castle Mead Academy, or have any other queries, please feel free to contact us and we will happily arrange this for you.

Admissions to Castle Mead are coordinated by the school admission team.

To apply for a place at our school for your child you will need to submit an online application via the Local Authority school admissions process. Please see their website for details:

Leicester City Council – School Admissions

Admission arrangements for our school are in our Admissions Policy, including how the Local Authority will allocate places on a priority basis (oversubscription criteria).

Admissions Policy

In-year Admissions
If you have moved address, recently arrived in Leicester or looking to change your child’s school, please click here for more information on how to apply for a place at our school.

Admissions Appeals
For information about how to appeal an admissions decision and the latest admissions appeals timetable, please click here.

Leicester Schools Admissions Team contact details:
Address: School Admissions Service,
Customer Service Centre, York House,
91 Granby Street,
Leicester, LE1 6FB
Telephone: 0116 454 1009 (option 1)
Email: [email protected]

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about our school.

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