Farsley Springbank Primary School is a two form entry community school so we have 60 places per year group. The admission authority is Leeds City Council, who sets our admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission policy below.
If you are applying for a reception place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day.
You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/apply. The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and this includes:
You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video for more information. The council’s social media pages will also tell you about any Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.
You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website.
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.
The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council for children starting primary school in September 2024. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates.
Timetable to be confirmed but estimated to be...
|1st November 2023
Applications open. You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply
|15th January 2024
National deadline for applying for Reception 2024
|12 February 2024
Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time.
28 February 2024
Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence.Any new applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in May
17 April 2024
National offer day (first working day after 16 April)
1 May 2024
First cut off for waiting list requests
15 May 2024
Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms. Leeds City Council arranges our appeals. All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday
May to August 2024
Any available places allocated from waiting lists
June to July 2024
Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
Start primary school
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
If you're moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application. Moving schools can be a difficult experience for a child. You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see what support they can offer you
How to apply for an in-year place
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 centralised Leeds in-year 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 school days from when you apply.
If we cannot offer you a place, we will
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.
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 place for September 2023, 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.