If you are interested in sending your child to our school please do visit us to meet with the Headteacher and staff. We would love to show you round and discuss with you about how our school can meet the needs of your child. As schools are busy places it is advisable for you to make an appointment so that the necessary staff can be present for your visit.

Admissions for Reception

Admissions for reception are through the Local Authority.  The preferred method for applying for a Reception place is online.  Click here to apply for a place online.  You can also apply by telephoning the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030.  Alternatively you can request a paper application using the same number.

You can apply for up to three state schools, in or out of county on your application. 

If you do not live in Lincolnshire you must apply through your home local authority.  You can name Lincolnshire schools on this application.


Different rules apply if you are Service Personnel, live abroad or live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

Admission Criteria

Applications open in November and must be received by the LEA in early January.  The School Admission Team then co-ordinates all admissions for schools in Lincolnshire.  All places are allocated by the LEA according to the admissions criteria. Offers are sent out in mid-April.  If you do not live in Lincolnshire you must apply through your home local authority.  You will be able to name Lincolnshire schools on this application. Places at Ingham are allocated based on the following criteria:

  1. The child has a  'Statement of Special Needs' or 'Education and Health Care Plan'.
  2. The child is in the care of the local authority or had previously been in care.
  3. There is a brother or sister at the school who will still be attending when the child is due to start.
  4. The school is the nearest one to the home address.
  5. The distance from the home to the school, priority will be given to the child living closest to the school.

Mid-Year Admissions

If you wish to change your child’s school for other reasons outside the normal admissions rounds, such as moving house, we call this a midyear admission.  You should make an application for a place at the school to the Local Authority using the link below.

If you are not moving house and wish to change your child’s school for personal reasons outside the normal transfer process you should discuss this with the Headteacher of your child’s present school.  This may resolve any issues which prompted you to think about changing your child’s school.


If your child is refused a place at a school because it is full you have the right to appeal.

Children with Statements or Education, Health and Care Plans

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan there is a different process for changing your child’s school. You should contact your child’s named officer for further information.    

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