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2024 Admission into Reception Class Information

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Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are due to start primary school in September 2024.

We are a community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who set our admission policy every year.  You can read our school’s admission policy at Our school admissions policies (leeds.gov.uk)

How to apply for a September 2024 place

If you are applying for a reception place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day.

You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/apply. The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools, and this includes:

  • all the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • a search tool to see if your home address gives any higher priority for admission to any school(s)
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal – apply online and you will be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • data about who got a place in the last 3 years – this will help you work out if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video for more information.

The council’s social media pages will also tell you about Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.

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

Application timetable – The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

1 November 2023 Applications open
15 January 2024 National deadline for applying
12 February 2024 Deadline for late applications and changes (for schools which follow our admissions policy)
16 April 2024 National offer day


In-year applications

If you are moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application.

This includes;

  • applications for a place in reception after the start of term in September
  • and applications for a place in all other year groups (year 1-6)

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 what support they can offer you.

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 centralised Leeds in-year 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 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.
  • 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 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:

  • 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 is 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 appealing for a reception place for September 2024, you need to submit your appeal by the deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

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.

If your child has been offered a place in Reception at Park Spring Primary, to start in September 2024, please email Miss Brearey (EYFS Leader) at: admissions@parkspringprimary.co.uk to accept your child’s place. Please provide the following information:

Your full name, telephone number, email address and home address

Your child’s name, date of birth and the name of their current nursery setting

Any other information we need to know

We will be holding a ‘New Reception Parent Event’ in June 2024 – further details to follow.

If you require any further information, please contact the school office on 0113 2552526 or email admissions@parkspringprimary.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you and your child into Reception!

Miss Brearey

Information for September 2024 Reception Class School Admissions can be found here

Entry Into Years 1 to 6

Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and discuss admission with our Attendance and Inclusion Officer. You should use the Leeds City Council Online Application Form to apply to us and other local schools.

Admissions Policy

We follow the Leeds Admission Policy for Primary Schools (https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/our-school-admissions-policies). Applications for places and appeals are dealt with by Leeds City Council (0113 2224414). Leeds City Council will handle all questions and issues which may arise; we remain neutral in the process.

If you have any queries about our catchment area please click here

Admission for Pupils with SEND

At Park Spring Primary, the admissions criteria do not discriminate against any students with SEND in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2015).

We will contact a child’s previous education setting prior to admission of students in order to establish any additional needs a
student might have.

Steps taken are:
• Our Inclusion Team will make contact with previous settings to collect data on future students.
• Vulnerable students are identified in order to provide additional transition support to Park Spring Primary.
• The DSL will gather information on students with child protection issues.

• The SENCO liaises with previous schools in order to identify students on the SEN register who will need additional support at Park Spring Primary.
• The SENCO obtains any annual review of pupils with Educational, Health and Care plans where possible.
• Transitional notes are created for all pupils. Pupil profiles of students with SEND are created to inform staff of need and recommended support.

If you are interested in applying for a place at Park Spring Primary School, please call the school office on 0113 2552526 or email office@parkspringprimary.co.uk and we will be able to arrange a tour of the school with one of our Senior Leaders.