Academy Admissions

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place at Keelby Primary Academy.

The Enquire Learning Trust is the admission authority for the academy you are considering and is responsible for determining its admission arrangements. These admissions arrangements can be found HERE

Starting School in Foundation Stage

For children due to start in our Foundation Stage, applications can be made from November to January before the child is due to start in the following September. NB: Applications for September 2024 need to be made by January, 2024.

On-line applications should be made via the website of the county you live in.   

You will be informed around March/April of your choice of school. We will send our own letter to you mid May inviting you to an Information Evening in June.  

Our Foundation Stage class teacher will visit your child's pre-school setting during the summer term and children will have a chance to visit school as well.

In year admissions

The vast majority of children in the school are from Keelby but we are happy to welcome children from surrounding areas into all year groups.

We follow Lincolnshire Local Auhority Admission Policy. (Details of the County's policies on admissions in general are available on the County Council’s website (Please see links below) The Governors will follow these guidelines should the number of requests exceed the number of places available. Our PAN (Pupil Admission Number) is 30.

If you are thinking of sending your child to this school, you are welcome to visit. Please contact the school office.

Free transport may be available for you if Keelby is your nearest Lincolnshire school and you live two or more miles from the school (e.g. Riby).

Secondary Transfer

Children from Keelby School normally transfer to Healing School or to one of the two Caistor secondary schools - Caistor Grammar School and Caistor Yarborough Academy. The secondary transfer process starts in Y5 when parents and pupils are invited to look around the local schools.  In September/October, when children are in Y6, you will be asked to formally request a place at your child’s chosen school. Places are normally made available at Healing and Caistor if your child resides in Keelby/Riby.  If you live in another county you will be given your nearest secondary school as first choice; please contact us nearer the time if you need further advice on this.

  • A place at Caistor Grammar School may be offered to those reaching the required score in the School's own entrance test (applications to take the tests are made directly to Caistor Grammar School). The Keelby and Riby area is within the Grammar School’s catchment area.
  • Free transport to all three schools is available for residents of Keelby and Riby.


Lincolnshire County Council