Our admissions authority is Leeds City Council and set our admissions policy for us every year. You can read the latest policy here.
We have a fantastic school nursery at Greenmount Primary. If you would like to apply for a place in Nursery for your child, please contact the school office and complete an application form. Children can start nursery when they are 3 years old.
You can can also complete a Nursery Application Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception applications take place between November and January. Your child can start reception if they are 4 years old the following September. If you apply after January, your child will be put on the “SAM” waiting list.
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:
- all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
- the key dates
- a search tool to see if your home address gives any higher priority for admission to any school(s)
- an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
- the online application portal – apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
- a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
- data about who got a place in the last 3 years – this will help you work out if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place.
- Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.
You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/check-school-details/display-details?schoolid=172
Deadlines for Applying for a Reception Place 2022
- November 1st 2021 Application process opens
- 15 January 2022 Deadline for applying
- 12 February 2022 Late application or changes deadline for the Leeds City Council admissions policy
- 19 April 2022 National Offer Day – offers released from 9am onwards
- 30 April 2022 First cut off for waiting list requests
- 15 May 2022 Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms
- June to July 2022 Appeals heard by Independent appeal panels
- May to August 2022 Places allocated from the waiting list
- September 2022 Start primary school
If you wish to “defer” your reception application, please call the school and speak to Mrs Benatmane or Mrs Randall
Transferring between schools
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
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 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
- 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.
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:
- should accept any place that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful
- should think about why you are appealing and check if it’s likely to be successful
- could read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK
- could get independent advice on making an appeal from a charity
Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)
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.