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Gunnsbrooke Close, Great Bowden,             

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7HZ

Tel:01858 463216                           


Great Bowden Academy is part of Learn Academies Trust

Company Registration Number:08095439

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If you are considering Great Bowden Academy for your child, you are welcome to come and look around and speak to the Headteacher. Please contact the office to make an appointment.  Great Bowden Academy is a Church of England school. The Local Authority, (Leicestershire County Council), control admissions. If you would like to apply for a place in our school and you live in Leicestershire, the first step is to fill in a Leicestershire schools admission application form. An easy way to apply is online at An application for a place in a primary school must be made to the Local Authority where you live. For example, if you live in Northamptonshire, you must complete the Northamptonshire application form for primary school places, even if you intend to move to Leicestershire. All first time applications for September 2019 must be made by the closing date of 15th January 2019.

At Great Bowden Academy children start school in the September of the academic year in which they have their fifth birthday. Children are invited to spend two afternoons in the Early Years Foundation Stage class before they start. Parents are invited to a meeting to discuss the transition from home and playgroup or nursery to school. Home visits are available to anyone who would like one.

Great Bowden Academy’s planned admission number for first time admissions (to start school in Reception) is 20 pupils per year group.  

Great Bowden Academy follows the Leicestershire County Council Admissions Policy for Mainstream Schools. You can find a copy of the policies for this year and for next year here:  

Click a link below to view

> Summary of oversubscription criteria 2019/2020 (for admission from August 2019 onwards)

> Leicestershire County Council Admissions Policy 2019/2020 (for admissions from August     2019    onwards)

> LearnAT Admissions Part 1 - 2020

> LearnAT Admissions Part 2 - Great Bowden Academy - 2020

> LearnAT Admissions Part 1 - 2021


> LearnAT Admissions Part 2 - Great Bowden Academy - 2021

A map of our catchment area can be viewed here.

If at any stage you need to talk to someone about the admission process, you can contact school or the Schools Admissions Section on 0116 305 6684 or email

More information about school admissions can be found on the Leicestershire County Council website here.

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