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Applying for a High School Place (Year 6)

High School Applications for September 2019


Choosing a High School for your child is very important, we highly recommend that you and your son/daughter visit the high schools to help you choose.  

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2018.


Please find a list of local school opening evenings for parents below.

Drop In Sessions for parent and carers applying for a Year 7 place for September 2019



City Centre Hub, Merrion House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8LX


Wednesday 29 August 1pm - 3pm
Friday 7 September 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday 13 September 9:30am – 11:30
Monday 24 September 1 - 3pm


Alternatively please call in to see our Family Support Worker, Miss Jeffery, or go to the Dewsbury Road One Stop Centre, 190 Dewsbury Road LS11 6PF.


Apply for your child to start in year 7 at secondary school in September 2019


To apply online you must complete the application form between 1 August and 31 October 2018.

You must submit an application even if you would like a place at your priority catchment school or your child has a sibling in school.


Important dates

Date Stage
1 August to 31 October 2018 Apply for a place
1 March 2019 Offers go out
15 March 2019 Deadline to request a place on the waiting list
28 March 2019 Deadline to appeal
March to July 2019 Places allocated from the waiting lists and appeals held
September 2019 Start secondary school


Invitation to apply letters

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019 (born between 1 Sep 2007 and 31 August 2008) you will receive a letter inviting you to apply.

Your address puts you in the priority catchment area for a particular school and the letter tells you which school this is. It is the school at which your child has a higher priority for admission under the school admission policy, which might be the Leeds Admission Policy 2019/20 or might be the school's own policy.

We would recommend that you include this school as one of your five preferences, even if it is your fifth preference, although there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place there.


Before you apply

  • visit the schools you are considering applying for
  • use find a school for information about each school in Leeds, including their admissions policies. These will help you understand the criteria different schools use to offer places and therefore, which schools your child has a realistic chance of being offered a place at
  • speak to staff in school or the admissions team to check anything you’re not sure about. The admissions team are only able to discuss the child’s application with the named contact on the child's record
  • Consider how your child will get to school. Find out if your child is eligible for free transport or use generationM to find out details of school special bus services. These services are regularly reviewed – find out about the latest changes


Before 31 October 2018

  • watch our 'how to' video to help you complete the online application form
  • complete the online application form. Include up to five schools you would prefer your child to attend
  • complete supplementary information forms for any schools that require them. These should be completed in addition to the online application form and sent directly to the school


How to apply

To apply online you will need a valid email address.

Click on this link which will take you through to the Leeds City Council Parent Portal.

After completing your online application, you will receive an email confirming we have received it. If you don’t receive an email your application has not been completed properly. You should log back in and make sure the form is fully completed.