Apply for your child to start reception class in September 2018
The online application process for your child to start in Reception at a Leeds Primary school or in Year 3 at a Leeds Junior school in September 2018 has now closed. Any applications received after 15th January 2018 may not be considered until all the on time applications have been dealt with.
If you have not applied online before 15th January 2018 and wish your child to start in Reception in September 2018 or in Year 3 at a Junior school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113 222 4414.
Important dates for primary school applications
|1 November 2017 to 15 January 2018||Apply for a place|
|16 April 2018||Offers go out|
|30 April 2018||Waiting list deadline|
|16 May 2018||Deadline for accepting offers and appeals|
|April to July 2018||Places allocated from the waiting lists and appeals held|
|September 2018||Start primary school|
Invitation to apply letters
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2018 you will receive a letter inviting you to apply before 1 November 2017.
Your address puts you in the priority catchment area for a particular school and the letter tells you which school this is. It is the school at which your child has a higher priority for admission under the school admission policy, which might be the
Leeds Primary Admissions Policy 2018/19 (PDF 65KB), or might be the
school's own policy.
We recommend that you include this school as one of your five preferences, even if it is your fifth preference, although there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place there.
Before you apply
- read the
Leeds Primary Schools 2018/2019 Composite Prospectus (PDF 3.3MB) for all the information you require to guide you through the application process and to make an informed choice about your child’s future
- view the
Leeds Primary Schools map (PDF 2.8MB)
- visit the schools you are considering applying for, information about primary open events is available on each school’s own website
- watch our
'how to' video to help you use the online application form (when it is live)
Find a school in Leeds for information about each school in Leeds, including their admissions policies. These will help you understand the criteria different schools use to offer places and therefore, which schools your child has a realistic chance of being offered a place at
- speak to staff in the Admissions Team to clarify any issue you are not sure about, especially about the admissions policy? If not, please call 0113 222 4414, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can email
- consider how your child will get to school. Find out if your child is eligible for
free transport or use generationM to find out details of
school special bus services. These services are regularly reviewed –
find out about the latest changes
Before 15 January 2018
- watch our
'how to' video to help you use the online application form
- complete the online application form. Include up to five schools you would prefer your child to attend
- complete supplementary information forms for any schools that require them. These should be completed in addition to the online application form and sent directly to the school
How to apply
To apply online you will need a valid email address.
After completing your online application, you will receive an email confirming we have received it. If you don’t receive an email your application has not been completed properly. You should log back in and make sure the form is fully completed.
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.
Apply for a primary schoolExternal link
Supplementary information forms
Some schools require the completion of a supplementary information form (SIF). This should be completed in addition to your online application form. The SIF should be sent directly to the school.
You can check to see if a SIF is required by
searching for the school you are applying for. If a SIF is required it will be available to download.