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Admission to Reception

Farsley Springbank Primary School is a two form entry primary school so we admit 60 Reception children into the school each academic year.  As a community/maintained school we follow the Leeds City Council admissions policy.  All school places for Reception are allocated by Leeds City Council according to Leeds Admissions Policy.

Further details about our school including our catchment area and how places were offered in previous years can be found on the Leeds City Council website.

Information for prospective parents

We have created a film 'All about Farsley Springbank' which we hope will give prospective parents a sense of our school.  There is also a short film called 'A day in the life of Reception'.  Click on the link below to watch both films.

 

We are also offering the following look around dates for the September 2022 intake. If you would like to attend one of these please call the office on 2558719 to book. They are after school as risk assessments for Covid state that visitors into school during the day must be kept to a minimum. Parent/carers must wear a mask during these look around sessions.

 

Monday 15th November 2021 - 3.45pm and 4.45pm

Wednesday 17th November 2021 - 3.45pm and 4.45pm

Tuesday 30th November 2021 - 3.45pm and 4.45pm

Monday 6th December 2021 - 3.45pm and 4.45pm

 

Application Timeline

For children starting school in September 2022.

 

1st November 2021Applications open
15th January 2022Deadline for applying
19th April 2022Offer day

How to apply for a Reception place

Applications should be made online via the Leeds City Council website

If you need help with your application, please contact the Leeds City Council Admissions Team:

Phone: 0113 222 4414

Email: startingprimary@leeds.gov.uk

In Year Transfers

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

 

How to apply for an in-year place

Leeds City Council has delegated the decision making for in-year applications to our Governing Body.  

You can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools (leeds.gov.uk).You can apply for places at our school and any other Leeds schools who are part of the Leeds in-year coordinated application scheme at the same time.

 

If you have moved house, please upload evidence of the house move with the online application. You can find out what you need to provide on the above website. 

 

We have to offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application and we will contact you with our decision about offering you a place.    We will tell you our decision no later than 15 schools days from when you apply.   

 

If we cannot offer you a place, we will

  • write to you to explain the reasons,
  • explain how you can appeal and   
  • add your child to our waiting list in case a place becomes free.

Our waiting lists are kept until end of each school year. You will need to make a new application if you want to be on the waiting list for the following school year.

 

Appeals

If we cannot offer you a place, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and their decision is legally binding. 

Before you appeal you:

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)   

 

If you are applying for a [reception / year 7] place for September 2022, you need to submit your appeal by the deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

  

Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – these classes are limited to 30 pupils per teacher by law. This means that appeals for these places are less likely to be successful. 

 

If our school refuses your child a place because of this limit and you want to appeal, you will need to make an infant class size appeal.  You can see if your reasons are likely to be successful by reading the Department for Education's information about infant class size appeals.   

 

Other appeals - You can appeal because you want your child to attend a particular school. These are successful if the panel agree that the reasons for your appeal outweigh the school's decision not to admit any more children.

Wanting your child to go to a school because you think it is the best one in the area is not likely to convince the panel that your child should get a place there.

 

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