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

Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve


starting school - September 2021

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Please check this page regularly as we will update it with more information and videos for prospective parents.

Welcome to reception 

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Gildersome Primary School.  It is a very unusual time for us all but we would like to assure you that we will do everything we can to make sure your child has the best possible start in Reception.  


We are not sure what the situation will be like in September 2021 when your child is due to start school so below we have included pictures of how the school looks with Covid restrictions in place and also how it looks during 'normal' times.



If you have any questions, please ask them using the form below.  We will create an FAQ section with all the responses.


Please have a look around the rest of our school website for more information about the school. 

You can find lots of useful information in the parents section and on the Reception Blog page.

apply for a school place for September 2021

Please have a look at our admissions page for all the information on where and how to apply for a place in Reception for September 2021.  The closing date for applications has now passed.  If you have missed the deadline for applying for a Reception place, please ring Leeds Admissions on 0113 2224414 and they will be able to help you.

How the classroom looks in September 2020

Have a look at the video below to see Miss Turner taking you on a tour of the Reception indoor and outdoor area.


Please click the links below to provide us with all the information we need to prepare for your child to start school in September.  It is essential that all three of these forms are completed as soon as possible. You should have received a letter about each of the forms below in your introductory email from the school.  If not these letters can be found in the Key Documents section on this page.

Admissions Form

Parental Consent Form

Tapestry Consent Form

Local Trips and Visits Form


All children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a school meal free of charge under the government Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme.  

Children up to the age of 5 are also entitled to a free 189ml carton of milk each day.  Once your child turns 5 they can continue to receive a carton of milk for a small charge (currently £15 per term).  This is payable through Cool Milk.  If your child qualifies for 'means tested' free school meals then they will also receive milk free of charge. 

Please see the documents below for more details.

 School Meal Letter

School Dinner Menu 

 School Dinner Leaflet

 School Milk Letter

  Cool Milk Leaflet

a few pictures of our outdoor provision

We have a fantastic outdoor space which we encourage the children to enjoy everyday.

a few more pictures of our provision 

Ask a question about starting school ...

Is there something that you would like to know that you have not been able to find the answer to on the website? If so please ask it below.