Apply for a Primary School Place (current Nursery Children)
If your child is due to start reception class in September 2020 (children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016) Leeds City Council will write to you to request that you apply online for a school place for your child. Please be aware that just because your child attends our nursery currently, or has a brother or sister in school, does NOT mean that they will automatically be given a place in our reception class, you must apply.
Demand for Reception places in Leeds and in particular for Ingram Road is extremely high at the moment, therefore it is advisable that you complete your application as soon as possible.
The online application form will be available to use from 1 November 2019 for applications to start reception class in September 2020.
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.
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If your child is due to start primary school in September 2020 you will receive a letter inviting you to apply before 1 November 2019.
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 Primary Admissions Policy 2020/21, or might be the school's own policy.
We 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.
The primary online admissions system will open 1 November 2019: apply for a reception place online.
On your application, you can include up to five schools as your preferences. You should put these in order of your preference (i.e. your preferred school at number one, and your least preferred school at number five). We recommend you use all five preferences and include your child's priority school. This will ensure you have the best chance of being offered a local school place. Remember, this may not physically be your nearest school as different types of schools follow different types of admissions policies.
The address you provide on the application must be where your child lives for the majority of the time.
Some schools require the completion of a supplementary information form (SIF) which should be completed separately and sent directly to the school. You can find out if a SIF is required by reading the Leeds Primary Schools Composite Prospectus. SIFs will be available on the relevant school's own website.
If your child already has a place at primary school and you would like to apply for a place at a different school, please follow the advice given on our Transferring between schools page.