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Apply for your child to start Year 7 in September 2019

The online application process for your child to start Year 7 at a Leeds Secondary School in September 2019 has now closed.

Any applications received after 31 October 2018 may not be considered until all the on time applications have been dealt with.

If you did not apply online before 31 October 2018 and wish your child to start in Year 7 in September 2019, please email or phone 0113 222 4414.


You can preference up to five schools as part of your application. We recommend that you use all five preferences and read the admissions policies for each of the schools. Individual school admission policy information is available on each school page on Find a school.

Important dates

Important dates
1 August to 31 October 2018Apply for a place
1 March 2019Offers go out
15 March 2019Deadline to request a place on the waiting list
28 March 2019Deadline to appeal
March to July 2019Places allocated from the waiting list and appeals held
September 2019Start Secondary School

Admissions Policies

There are different types of schools in Leeds – some use the Leeds City Council Admissions Policy 2019-20 (PDF, 68KB) whilst others schools use their own.

Schools prioritise applications in different ways, with some prioritising based mainly on distance and others based on other criteria such as faith. It is important that you check the admissions policy for the schools you are applying for to understand where on their ranked list of applications your child might be.

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy and Rodillian Academy

The 2019 determined Admissions Policies for Abbey Grange C of E Academy and Rodillian Academy have been considered by the Office for the School Adjudicator. The Schools Adjudicator determination required the admission arrangements to change. The amended Admissions Policies are now available on each Academy’s individual page on this website.

Before you apply

Before you apply for a secondary school place, we advise you to:

  • visit the schools you are interested in applying for before making your application to ensure that you are making an informed choice
  • read the Leeds City Council composite prospectus 2019-20 (PDF, 3MB), which includes school information and individual school over-subscription criteria. This will help to ensure you include school(s) where your child has a realistic chance of being offered a place
  • speak to staff in school or the Admissions Team to clarify any issues you are not sure about
  • consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs

Before the closing date

Before the closing date of 31 October 2018 we advise you to:

  • read the admissions policies for each of these schools you choose
  • complete and return any supplementary information forms to schools who require them by the deadline
  • if you are applying on behalf of a previously looked after child, complete a priority 1a Supplementary Information Form
  • if you are claiming priority admission due to exceptional medical or mobility needs (priority 1b), check that your preferred school considers exceptional circumstances as part of their admissions criteria, and if so, complete a priority 1b Supplementary Information Form (SEN SIF)
  • attach any applicable supporting evidence to your application
  • complete your online application, including up to five preference schools
  • ensure that your application form is submitted and that you have received a submission confirmation email





Leeds Determined Admissions Policy 2019 Year 7 Determined Admissions Policy 2019 Year 7.pdf16429215pdf
2019 Leeds Secondary Co-ordinated Scheme - Determined Leeds Secondary Co-ordinated Scheme - Determined.pdf218626pdf
2018-2019 Distances and Criteria Distances and Criteria for Web.pdf74457pdf
Children of Service Personnel of Service Personnel.pdf145888pdf
Leeds Secondary School Composite Prospectus 2019-20 Secondary School Composite Prospectus 2019-20.pdf2923144pdf
Leeds Secondary Schools Map Secondary Schools Map.pdf2898948pdf
Priority 1a Supplementary Information Form 1a Supplementary Information Form.pdf398671pdf
Priority 1b School Admissions Supplementary Information Form 1b School Admissions Supplementary Information Form.pdf185285pdf

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