Process of application

Arrangements for applications for places in Years 7 - 11 at De Aston School will be made in accordance with Lincolnshire County Council's co-ordinated admission arrangements; parents resident in Lincolnshire can apply online at, and parents resident in other areas must apply through their home local authority.  De Aston School will use the Lincolnshire County Council's timetable published online for these applications and the relevant Local Authority will make the offers of places on their behalf as required by the School Admissions Code.

Admissions Policy - 2018/19

Admissions Policy - 2019/20

Admissions Policy - 2020/21


Information on secondary transfers for 2020 available here.

You can find our welcome booklet for Year 6's here.


Appeals Timetable

The information provided is for the 2019 main intakes for Year 7.

National Offer day: 1st March 

Deadline for us to receive an appeal: Noon on 29th March

Begin hearing appeals: 30th April

Finish hearing appeals: 18th June

We hear appeals in office hours during school term time.

Where there are several appeals we will always try to group them together.

In planning appeals we will try to hear them in the order parents prefer and avoid times when parents tell us they are unavailable, but this is not always possible where there are several appeals for the same school.

Appeals received after the deadline will still be heard though may not be heard with those appeals received before the deadline.

It is important to submit your appeal as soon as possible so that it can be heard at the first available opportunity.

It is also in your best interests to do this as decisions are made after each set of appeals and no account will be taken of any appeals not yet heard.

It is therefore possible that if your appeal is not heard until a later date, decisions will already have been made by the Appeal Panel which could have resulted in an increase in the number of pupils attending the school.

For further information please see


The transition from primary to secondary school is an important milestone in the lives of children and their families. To help prepare students in primary school for the transition to secondary school and to allow them an opportunity to visit and experience a day at De Aston, we offer a range of educational and enriched opportunities for Year 5 and Year 6 students throughout the year. These are aimed to enrich students’ learning whilst also allowing them to build friendships and develop their confidence so that they are ready for the transition to secondary school.

Please find below the current list of transition events running this academic year. Please note that we have limited spaces available for these events so if you are interested please speak to your primary school or contact Mrs Ruth Race, Transition Co-Ordinator at to reserve a place for your child.



Day/ Event Date Primary Schools
Tours of the school To be confirmed Parents to book directly with De Aston
Year 6 English, Maths and Science Day Wednesday 25th September 2019 All schools
Year 6 Computing and Technology Day Wednesday 9th October 2019 All schools
Year 6 Humanities & Languages Day Wednesday 16th October 2019 Market Rasen Primary School only
Year 5 English Maths & Science Day Wednesday 20th November 2019 All schools
Year 5 PE Day Wednesday 6th May 2020 All schools
Year 6 Drama and Music Day Wednesday 10th June 2020 Selected students only- invited directly
Year 6 Induction Day Wednesday 1st July 2020 All accepted students, plus parents during the morning
Year 5 Taster Day Wednesday 8th July 2020 All schools
Year 5 Open Evening Tuesday 14th July 2020 All schools