Town Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 7AB | Tel: 0113 201 2450

Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

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School Admissions

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Applications to start Primary School in September 2022 (Reception) are now open, click the link below to apply.  Applications for Secondary School for September 2022 have now closed. 

We are a community controlled school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council who sets our admissions policy every year.

You can read our school's admissions policy at Our school admissions policies (leeds.gov.uk)

Applying for a Reception place

If your child was born between the 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 you have until January 2022 to apply for a place.  Even if you child is currently attending the school Nursery, you must still complete and application for a Reception place.  Applications should be submitted to the Leeds City Council admissions team.  Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day.

The online application system is now open and will close on the 15 January 2022

We recommend that you read the 'Before you apply' section on the Leeds City Council website or the FAQ responses (below) before you complete your application: www.leeds.gov.uk/apply

  Applying for a school place - frequently asked questions

 

Click  here to complete the online application.  If you cannot apply online please contact the School Admission Team on 0113 222 4414.

You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data on our school page on the Leeds City Council's website by clicking here.

 

Admissions to Reception is managed by Leeds City Council who allocate the places based on the priority criteria set out in the LA Admissions Policy (see useful information below)

If you would like to look around the school before applying for a place, please contact the school office on 0113 2012450 and we will be happy to arrange a tour for you.  

the admissions process 

See the video below for more information on how to apply for a school place.

Reception Admissions Timetable
1 November 2021 Application open.  You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply 
15 January 2022 National deadline for applying for Reception 2022.
12 February 2022 Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time.
28 February 2022

Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence.

Any new applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in May.

19 April 2022 National offer day (first working day after 16 April)
2 May 2022 First cut off for waiting list requests.
16 May 2022

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms.


Leeds City Council arranges our appeals.  All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday.

May to August 2022 Any available places allocated from waiting lists.
June to July 2022 Appeals heard by independent appeal panels.
September 2022 Start Primary School.
School Catchment Area

The map below shows the expected catchment areas for admission to Gildersome Primary School for September 2022

Applying for a Nursery place 

The school has a 26 place nursery and runs a variety of different attendance options.  For more information about our Nursery and how to apply for a place please click here. 

We generally have two or three intakes for Nursery each year but it is important to add your child to the waiting list early to secure a place.

Applying for a Secondary School place

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 they should start secondary school in September 2022, so you will need to make an application.

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2021.  Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Click here to apply online. 

 Secondary School Admissions Timetable
1 August 2021 Application open.  You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply 
31 October 2021 National deadline for applying. 
28 November 2021 Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time.
31 December 2021

Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence.

Any new applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations.

1 March 2022 National offer day 
15 March 2022 First cut off for waiting list requests.
29 March 2022

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms.

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals.  All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday.

April to August 2022 Places allocated from waiting lists.
May to July 2022 Appeals heard by independent appeal panels.
September 2022 Start Secondary School.
In-year transfer

​Moving to a different school at any time other than the usual admission to Reception class, transfer to junior school, or transfer to secondary school, is known as an ‘in-year transfer’.

Moving schools can be a difficult experience for a child.  You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see if they can support you.

Children may transfer to the school throughout the year provided that the school has places available and we can meet the needs of the child.  Families should apply directly to the school for in-year transfers.  

How to apply for an in-year place

Leeds City Council has delegated the decision making for in-year applications to our Governing Body.  

You can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools (leeds.gov.uk).You can apply for places at our school and any other Leeds schools who are part of the Leeds in-year coordinated application scheme at the same time.

If you have moved house, please upload evidence of the house move with the online application. You can find out what you need to provide on the above website.  

We have to offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application and we will contact you with our decision about offering you a place.    We will tell you our decision no later than 15 schools days from when you apply.   

 If we cannot offer you a place, we will

  • write to you to explain the reasons,
  • explain how you can appeal and
  • add your child to our waiting list in case a place becomes free.

Our waiting lists are kept until end of each school year. You will need to make a new application if you want to be on the waiting list for the following school year.

To check the availability of places in any Leeds school please click here

Appeals

If we cannot offer you a place, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and their decision is legally binding. 

Before you appeal you:

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)    

 

Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2these classes are limited to 30 pupils per teacher by law. This means that appeals for these places are less likely to be successful. 

If our school refuses your child a place because of this limit and you want to appeal, you will need to make an infant class size appeal.  You can see if your reasons are likely to be successful by reading the Department for Education's information about infant class size appeals.   

Other appeals - You can appeal because you want your child to attend a particular school. These are successful if the panel agree that the reasons for your appeal outweigh the school's decision not to admit any more children.

Wanting your child to go to a school because you think it is the best one in the area is not likely to convince the panel that your child should get a place there.

Visits and Open Days

If you would like to visit the school prior to applying for a place, please call the school office on 0113 2012450 and we will be happy to arrange a tour of the school for you