Starting Secondary School
The closing date for applying for a place at secondary school starting in September 2014 has now passed. If your child was born between 1st September 2002 and the 31 August 2003 and you have not already applied for a place you need to contact the Admissions Team as soon as possible.
We cannot guarantee to consider late preference at the same time as those received on time. Any secondary application received after the 10 December 2013 will only be dealt with after all other preference have been considered.
For a place to start secondary school for the next academic year (starting in September) you can apply from 1st August to 31st October.
It is important that you submit your application between these dates.
If you live in Leeds and have an email address, you can apply online from the top tasks section on the right hand side of this page. The benefits of applying online are:
- It is quick, easy and safe.
- You will receive a confirmation email that your preferences have been received (which you should keep). It can take up to 24 hours to receive your confirmation e-mail.
- Applications that are sent through the post can be lost, by applying online you are automatically provided with proof that we have received your application.
- You will be able to log back in and check or change your details up until the closing date of 31 October 2013.
- On 3 March 2014 you will be emailed with our offer of a school place, and will not have to wait for the post.
If you apply online keep your acknowledgement as proof. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email within 24 hours your application has not been completed successfully; you should go back and make sure it is completed properly.
For assistance with the online application process please see the ‘online application guide’ in the documents tab on the left of this page.
You can also apply by completing a common preference form from the documents section.
You can return the paper form directly to the Admissions Team at Children’s Services, 10th Floor West, Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8DT or hand it in at the school office.
Children living in Leeds but applying to go to a school outside Leeds must still apply to Leeds City Council, and we will inform the other local authority. If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.
If you want a place at any voluntary-aided or foundation school or an academy or a free school secondary school you may also need to fill in a supplementary information form (SIF). You will need to obtain the SIF from the school you wish to apply to.
Offers of school places will be sent out on 3 March 2014, If you have applied online this will be by e-mail. If you used a paper form your offer will be posted to your home address by 2nd class post. These can take up to a week to arrive.
You will be asked to accept the offer we give you by 28 March. The information on how to do this will be in your offer letter.
If you fail to respond by the deadline the place may be withdrawn and offered to another child.
If you are considering refusing the place please seek advice from the Admissions Team before you do so using the contact us details.
Please be patient while you wait for your letter, If you do not receive your offer letter within the timeframes outlined above please contact the Admissions Team using the contact us details.
If you missed the deadline for applications to start primary school or if you want to educate your child at home you must contact the Admissions Team using the contact details on the right hand side of this page and they will advise you what to do.
You must apply for a school place using the address where your child lives for the majority of the time.