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Accepting your child's place in Reception to start in September 2020

Parents will receive their school place offer on Thursday 16th April which is national offer day.  Parents should receive an e-mail from Leeds Admission team from 8am onwards.


If you have been offered a place at Farsley Springbank Primary School and wish to accept or reject your child's place, then please e-mail us at 


If families are not happy with the school they have been offered they can ask to be added to the waiting list for any Leeds school and can appeal against the refusal of a place at a preferenced school. Waiting list forms and appeal forms are available at


If parents are considering refusing their offer please be aware of the following:

  • if you turn down a place, it will be allocated to another child and Admissions cannot guarantee a place will become available at a closer school to home so you could be left without a Reception place in September.
  • accepting an offer doesn’t impact the chances of being offered a place from the waiting list or increase the chances of success at an appeal hearing
  • any family who refuses an offer must confirm this in writing to and will be asked to confirm where they will be educating their child in September. 

Admission Information for Farsley Springbank Primary School

Farsley Springbank Primary School is a two form entry primary school.  Leeds City Council are the admissions authority for all grant maintained schools in Leeds therefore all school places for Reception are allocated by Leeds City Council according to Leeds Admissions Policy.

How were Reception places allocated in 2018?

Farsley Springbank was oversubscribed on offer day last year (there were more applications than there were places available).


The school received the following number of preferences in 2018:

  • 1st preference - 78
  • 2nd preference - 46
  • 3rd preference - 41
  • 4th preference - 21
  • 5th preference - 12


Leeds Admissions team offered places in line with Leeds admissions policy as follows:

  • Priority 1a - 2 children
  • Priority 2 - 28 children were offered a place because they had a sibling at the school.
  • Priority 4 - 20 children were offered a place because the school was their nearest.
  • Priority 5 - 10 children were offered a place although the school was not their nearest.

Visits for Prospective Parents and Carers

Prospective parents and carers are encouraged to come and visit the school.  The open sessions are an opportunity to find out more about what our school has to offer and take a tour of the school building.  Some parents like to see the school in action so we offer a session during school hours.  We also offer an open evening for those parents who are working and may find it more convenient to visit outside school hours.  If you wish to come along, please contact the school office on 0113 2558719 to book a place on one of the sessions.


Open Sessions for prospective Reception parents

Dates for visits in November 2020 will be confirmed soon.


Alternatively if none of the dates on offer are suitable, please make an appointment to meet the Headteacher and view the school by either telephoning the school office on 0113 2558719 or e-mail


We look forward to warmly welcoming you.

Reception places for September 2021

There will be 60 Reception places available in September 2021.  All applications for pupils to start Reception in September 2020 should be made via the Schools Admissions Team at Leeds City Council.  You can apply for a school place in Reception from 1st November 2020; the deadline for applications is 15th January 2021. (dates to be confirmed) 


Offers of a school place will be sent out on about 15th April 2021. (date to be confirmed)


Prospective parents who wish to apply to our school for a place in Reception for September 2021 must complete the Primary, Infant and Junior Common Preference form online via the Leeds.Gov.UK website (link is below).  The Schools Admissions Team will then allocate the places according to the Leeds Admission Policy 2021-2022.


Leeds City Council Schools Admission Team:

Leeds City Council

PO Box 837

Admissions Team



Tel: 0113 2224414

All Other Admissions

All other admissions are referred to as In-Year Transfers.  All Leeds schools handle their own in-year applications for school places.


Step 1

Once you have decided on your preferred school/s, complete the 'In Year Common Preference Form' and return it directly to the school/s.

Step 2

Schools will write back to you to inform you whether they can offer a place.  If a school is unable to offer a place, the Admissions Team will write to you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools.


Please note:

Where a family has moved into the area, once a place has been offered, the child can usually start as soon as possible.

Where no house move has taken place and a child is transferring to us from a neighbouring school, they would normally start at the beginning of a term.