Applying for a secondary school for September 2019
If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 they should start secondary school in September 2019, so you will need to make an application for a place at a secondary school*.
*unless your child currently attends Roundhay School or Carr Manor Community Primary School which are "All-through schools", where children automatically continue through to the secondary phase from the primary phase.
How to apply
Your application must be completed before 31 October 2018. You should apply using the online system available by clicking the button below.
Apply for a secondary school place online
If you are not a resident of Leeds (you pay council tax to a different local authority) you will need to apply through your own local authority, even if you wish to apply for a place at a Leeds school.
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.
Drop In Sessions for parent and carers applying for a Year 7 place for September 2019
City Centre Hub, Merrion House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8LX
Wednesday 29 August 1pm - 3pm
Friday 7 September 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday 13 September 9:30am – 11:30
Monday 24 September 1 - 3pm
|1 August to 31 October 2018||Apply for a place|
|1 March 2019||Offers go out|
|15 March 2019||Deadline to request a place on the waiting list|
|28 March 2019||Deadline to appeal|
|March to July 2019||Places allocated from the waiting list and appeals held|
|September 2019||Start Secondary School|
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 means the admission arrangements will be subject to change. Once the amended Admissions Policy is determined by the school we will include it on the Abbey Grange Church of England Academy page.
The Rodillian Academy updated Admissions Policy is now available on the Rodillian Academy page.
If you intend to preference these schools you can still register for the online application system and include the schools as a preference, but we do not suggest you submit your application until you have visited the schools in the Autumn Term and checked back for an update about any changes to the Admissions Policy on the school’s individual page.
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