High School Applications for September 2021
If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 they should start secondary school in September 2021, so you will need to make an application.
Your application must be completed before Thursday 31 October 2020.
You can apply online now.Apply for a secondary school
We write to families to invite you to apply for a place, the letter provides information about the application process, however you do not need this letter to apply for a secondary school place.
f you are not a resident of Leeds (you pay council tax to a different local authority) you will need to apply through your own local authority, even if you wish to apply for a place at a Leeds school.
You can preference up to five schools as part of your application. We recommend that you use all five preferences and read the admissions policies for each of the schools.
|1 August 2020||Application process opens|
|31 October 2020||Deadline for applying|
|28 November 2020||Late application or changes deadline for the Leeds City Council admissions policy|
|2 March 2021||Offers released from 9am onwards (the first working day after National Offer Day)|
|16 March 2021||First cut off for waiting list request|
|30 March 2021||Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms|
|March to August 2021||Places allocated from waiting lists|
|May to July 2021||Appeals heard by Independent appeal panels|
|September 2021||Start Secondary School|
There are different types of schools in Leeds. Some Leeds schools use the Leeds City Council Admissions Policy 2020-21 (PDF 17.2MB) and other schools use their own policies.
Schools prioritise applications in different ways. Some prioritise mainly on distance and others use different criteria such as faith.
It is important that you check the admissions policy for the schools you are applying for to understand where on their ranked list of applications your child might be.
Individual school admission policy information is available on each school page using our Find a school page.
Before you apply we would advise you to:
Before the closing date on 31 October 2020 we would advise you to: