We are a community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council.
Admission to the school is in accordance with the criteria laid down in the Leeds City Council Admissions Policy.
This gives priority to children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the local authority or children previously looked after by a Local Authority; children who have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be so as a result of being adopted; children with special educational needs; those with siblings already attending the school and children living within the school’s catchment area.
If places are available in any year group, other children from outside the area may be admitted.
You can read our school’s admission policy at Our school admissions policies (leeds.gov.uk)
How to apply for a September 2024 place
Children are admitted at the beginning of the school year (September) in which they will have their fifth birthday.
You can apply from 1 November 2023. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2024.
Leeds City Council offer primary school places on 16 April 2024 (offer day).
Click here for the online application
Click here to see a Leeds City Council information video on You Tube Applying for Reception
You can also contact Leeds City Council Admissions on: 0113 222 4414 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, except Wednesdays when they open at 10am, or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must submit an application even if your child attends our nursery or your child has a sibling in school.
You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website here
If you're moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application. If you wish to transfer you will need to apply via the Online Parent Portal
Moving schools can be a difficult experience for a child. You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see what support they can offer you
How to apply for an in-year place
Leeds City Council has delegated the decision making for in-year applications to our Governing Body.
If you have moved house, please upload evidence of the house move with the online application. You can find out what you need to provide on the above website.
We have to offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application and we will contact you with our decision about offering you a place. We will tell you our decision no later than 15 schools days from when you apply.
Our waiting lists are kept until end of each school year. You will need to make a new application if you want to be on the waiting list for the following school year.
If we cannot offer you a place, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and their decision is legally binding.
Before you appeal you:
- should accept any place that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful
- should think about why you are appealing and check if it's likely to be successful
- could read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK
- could get independent advice on making an appeal from a charity
Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)
If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2023, you need to submit your appeal by the deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.
Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – these classes are limited to 30 pupils per teacher by law. This means that appeals for these places are less likely to be successful.
If our school refuses your child a place because of this limit and you want to appeal, you will need to make an infant class size appeal. You can see if your reasons are likely to be successful by reading the Department for Education's information about infant class size appeals.
Other appeals - You can appeal because you want your child to attend a particular school. These are successful if the panel agree that the reasons for your appeal outweigh the school's decision not to admit any more children.
Wanting your child to go to a school because you think it is the best one in the area is not likely to convince the panel that your child should get a place there.
Further information about admissions can be found by phoning the Admissions Team on 0113 224 4414 or you can email email@example.com.