Nurturing, Aspiring, Achieving 

School Admission Procedures

Our nursery admission limit is 26 per session with 2 sessions per day. Morning nursery runs from 8.45 - 11.45am and the afternoon session runs from 12.30pm - 3.30 pm. We also offer 30-hour places but these are restricted to 8.  By September 2018, the school will be fully two form entry across the whole school. There is a limit of 30 children per class.

Starting Nursery

For places in our nursery, families can apply directly to the school - see the nursery admissions page in the Parents section of our website.

Starting Reception

Admission to reception class (for the following September) is organised by Leeds City Council who then allocate the places. Places are allocated according to the LA policy. The Admissions Policy for a school is used to rank all the applications that are made for that school. It will usually consist of different criteria or groups.  The different types of criteria used are:

Priority 1

a) Children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the local authority. (see note 2)

b) Pupils without a statement but who have Special Educational Needs, or with exceptional medical or mobility needs, that can only be met at a specific school. (See note 3)

Priority 2

Children with older brothers or sisters who will be at school at the start of the academic year and are living at the same address (see note 4). This includes priority for a sibling applying for an infant school where the older sibling is or will be attending the linked junior school. This priority will not apply where the older sibling joined the sixth form from a different school.

Priority 3

Where children attend the following infant and junior schools they will have priority for the linked infant or junior school. (Not applicable to Gildersome Primary School)

Should there be more children than places available priority 4 will be used as a tie break.

Priority 4

We will give priority to parents who put their nearest school (see note 6). This does not include any voluntary-aided schools which act as their own admission authorities.

If we have more applications than there are places, we will offer places first to

children living nearest to the school (measured in a straight line) (see note 5).

Priority 5

We will give priority to parents who choose a Leeds school, which is not the one

nearest to their home address (see note 6).

If we have more applications than there are places, we will offer places first to

children living nearest to the school (measured in a straight line)


At Gildersome Primary school, we had 141 applications for 60 places for the September, 2015 intake for reception. Please note that being allocated a place in nursery DOES NOT guarantee a place in the school. Parents will need to apply for a place in the usual way.

You should receive a pack from them in November. We have a 'Prospective Parents and Carers' Evening in November each year so that you can visit school, see our facilities and talk to staff. This year the meeting will be on  Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 at 6pm.

Closing dates are usually mid-January and families are notified about school allocations by mid-April in time for starting school in September. Ask us for help and support if you are not sure how to apply.

You can access Leeds Admissions Policy here.

Mid-year Transfers

Children may transfer mid-year from other schools if there are places in our school and if we can meet the needs of the child. Families should apply directly to the school for mid-year transfers.

School Ethos and Information

Life as parent/carer at Gildersome Primary.

Life as a pupil at Gildersome Primary.

Reception Handbook for new children and parents.

What we care about.

Latest SATS results.

Visits and open days

You can arrange a visit to school by calling the office on 0113 2012450. You can also provide us with an e-mail address and mobile number from which, if you find it helpful, we'll use to send you invitations to open evenings and other special events.  

Prospective Parents' Forum

If you've had chance to explore our website you'll have realised that as a school we're quite unique. Our governors, parents and staff are all committed to a shared ethos of working closely together to provide all our children with a first class education. That's why we encourage everyone connected with our school join in our on-going forums on a range of topics.

As prospective parents of our school we would also like you to have your say in how our admissions process works. We are especially interested to hear what your impressions of our school are. For example, what you like about our school and what you might like to see us do differently.

Click here to take part in our Prospective Parents' Forum. 

Online AdmissionsLeeds City Council logo

Click here to submit an online admissions form to Education Leeds.

Admissions FAQs 

Click here for advice on how the school admissions service works.



Admission Form (Nursery)

Admission Form (School)