As an academy, we are part of The GORSE Academies Trust, who are the admission authority for the academy.
The academy’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year. You can read our academy’s admission policies at the links below.
How to apply for a Reception Intake place
If you are applying for a Reception place for September, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by local authorities on national offer day.
You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, please go to www.leeds.gov.uk/apply.
If you’re moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application.
We are part of the Leeds coordinated in-year application scheme. This means 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 other Leeds schools at the same time on this form.
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 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 school 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.
If you are not offered a place at the academy you requested, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the academy and council and the decision is legally binding.
Before you appeal you:
should accept any place that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful
should think about why you are appealing and check if it’s likely to be successful
could read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK
could get independent advice on making an appeal from a charity
Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)
If you are applying for a Reception place for September, you need to submit your appeal form by the above deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.
Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
These 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 academy 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.
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.