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Admissions and school dinners

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Prospectus and Admissions


The admissions policy allows for one intake a year.


All 4+ children will start at the beginning of the Autumn Term. Children are able to start full time in school from the very start of term, however, as parents; you will know whether your child is emotionally, physically and mentally ready for full time. If you feel that your child needs more time, then please come and talk to us about an alternative and more gradual start to school. Only the Local Authority can confirm a place at Croft CE Primary School, whether you live in the catchment area or otherwise and regardless of whether your child has attended the pre-school at the school.


For any admission or transfer, parents must complete the Local Authority’s application form and send this to the Allocations Section. No child can be admitted without Local Authority authorisation. For detailed information about the allocations process please go to and search for the Leicestershire Admissions Policy. Planned Admission Number: The Planned Admission Number is the number of children we are allowed in each year group. Our admission number is currently 25.


In cases of oversubscription at Croft Church of England Primary school we give priority to:


Children who live close to the school.

Children who have a brother or sister already attending our school.





School Dinners

Many children now opt to have a hot meal at school.  The meals cost £2.25 per meal

Meals include a vegetarian option.  A drink, bread and pudding are included with each meal.

Menus can be picked up at the office . Meals can be paid for on a weekly, half termly or termly basis on a Monday morning.

The children operate a 'family mealtime' approach to lunchtimes. The healthy, nutritious meal is served to our younger children by our older children. We say grace together before eating and help each otheron our tables.

If someone is not enjoying the food we will let you know quickly so that we can all help your child.


Since September 2014 all Infant Children (Cook, Jeffreys and Hawkins Class) are entitled to a Universal Infant Free Meal.  This will be on an opt out basis.  Therefore a meal will be ordered for every child in this age group it is then the responsiblity of the parents to let the school know if their child wishes to opt out of this and have a packed lunch. 

In addition to this the Free School Meals scheme is still to continue along side.  We ask that regardless of the age of your child in school, that if you feel you are entitled to Free School Meals that you still apply as this not only provides your child with a hot school meal for free but it also gives additional benefits to the school and your child.   Please see leaflet with details of eligibility in this section entitled Free School Meals & Universal Infant Free Meals.