Primary school admissions

Application to start reception class in September 2020

The table shows you a timetable of important dates in the school year. Please use it as a guide.​​​​​ Frequently asked questions

Date Stage
1 November 2018 to 15 January 2020 Apply for a place Click here for the information poster
16 April 2020 Offers go out
30 April 2020  First cut off for waiting list requests
15 May 2020 Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeals
June to July 2020 Appeals held
May to August 2020 Places allocated from the waiting lists 
September 2020 Start primary school

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2020 you must apply for a school place between 1 November 2018 to 15 January 2020

Invitation to apply letters

Letters telling you which your priority school is are sent out at the end of October. This is the school where your child has a higher priority.  
If you have not received your letter by mid-November please contact Leeds on:

0113 3789766

9am to 5pm (Mon to Fri)

The admission policy describes how priority is determined and, in turn, how places are offered. It also provides information about what constitutes a home address, how late applications are dealt with and how offers should be accepted. It provides an overview of how the waiting list works, how temporary school sites are taken into account and how applications outside the normal admission round​ should be made.

How to apply for a school place

Applications open on 1 November. Your application needs to be made using the online application form (when available). Leeds' 'how to' video will help you complete the application form.​

For more information visit the official Leeds Primary School Admissions website,



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Nursery Admissions Policy

Each school sets its own Admissions Policy for Nursery. This can change each year as we respond to local need.


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