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Applying for a Reception place for September

Apply for a Primary School Place (current Nursery Children)

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start primary school in September 2022. 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 2021 for applications to start reception class in September 2022.​​​

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.


Invitation to apply letters

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022 you will receive a letter inviting you to apply before 1 November 2021.

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, (the Leeds Primary Admissions Policy 2021/22).

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.


Before you apply

  • view the information on the Leeds City Council website on what to do BEFORE YOU APPLY
  • visit the schools you are considering applying for, information about primary open events is available on each school’s own website
  • watch our 'how to' video to help you use the online application form (when it is live)
  • speak to staff in the Admissions Team to clarify any issue you are not sure about, especially about the admissions policy? If not, please call 0113 222 4414, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively you can email
  • 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


How to apply

You can apply from 1 November 2021. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2022.

Applications submitted after the deadline

We send out letters reminding parents to apply at the end of October. You can still apply if you do not get a letter.

We recommend choosing five schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer.

Apply for a primary school

Going to a school's nursery does not guarantee your child a place at that school.


When you’ll find out

We offer primary school places on 19 April 2022 (offer day). If you applied through our online application portal we'll email you with your child's offer. We'll send the email during the working day.

If you applied in any other way, you'll receive an offer letter to your registered home address (a few days after offer day).


Get help with your application

For help with your application, contact us on:

Phone: 0113 222 4414  



Application timeline

Primary school applications, important dates
1 November 2021Applications open
15 January 2022National deadline for applying
12 February 2022Deadline for late applications and changes (for schools which follow our admissions policy)
19 April 2022National offer day