Admissions Arrangements

The Brigshaw Learning Partnership, is the admission authority for: Brigshaw High School, Allerton Bywater; Kippax Ash Tree, Kippax Greenfield, Kippax North, Methley and Swillington Primary schools.

 

Admission arrangements for children entering school in Foundation 2 are dealt with by Leeds City Council and this information can be found in their composite prospectus which is published on their website Leeds City Council Pupil Admissions Department. 

 

We have one intake each year at the start of the Autumn Term. Pupils are admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. Prospective parents are most welcome to make an appointment to look around our school or to visit on an Open Day.

 

Parents are asked to complete preference forms in the Autumn of the year before the child starts school. Places are allocated in the late Spring / early Summer Term – we have a maximum intake of 60 children. Following this stage, some parents choose to appeal if their choices have not been met.

 

Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to a Welcome Meeting with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have.

 

This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Foundation 2 class teacher and other support staff. Soon after, children are invited to spend time in their new class as part of the transition process.

 

Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admission with the Headteacher. In year entry to places across school are arranged by the school. We will provide you with the form that you will need to complete. You should return this form to school either in person or by post. We will advise you about your application then contact you to let you know if we can offer you a place. We will write to you confirming your offer.

 

If we are unable to offer you a place the Leeds City Council Admissions Team will contact you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools. You will have the right of appeal to an Independent panel for the school you have been refused

 

How to apply

 

Entry into Reception Class September 2020

The online application process for your child to start Reception at a primary school in September 2020 has now closed.

Any applications received after 15 January 2020 may not be considered until all the applications submitted on time have been dealt with.

If you did not apply online before midnight on 15 January 2020 and wish your child to start in Reception at a Primary School or in Year 3 at a Junior School in September 2020, please email startingprimary@leeds.gov.uk or phone 0113 222 4414.

If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

​​Parents and carers of children starting school in September 2020 will be informed of their school offer via email on national offer day, Thursday 16th April 2020.

 

After completing your online application, you will receive an email confirming it has been received. If you don’t receive an email your application has not been completed properly. You should log back in and make sure the form is fully completed.

 

If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

 

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.

 

Admission arrangements for Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)

 

To apply for a Foundation 1 (Nursery) place please contact the school office. We will add your child to the waiting list.

 

Children start Foundation 1 (Nursery) the school term after their third birthday, either in September, January or April. Families are contacted by letter from the details we hold on our waiting list. We hold open afternoons and offer optional settling in sessions that you can attend with your child before starting with us. We carry out a home visit too and stagger new children in. We currently offer either all day Monday, all day Tuesday & Wednesday AM OR Wednesday PM, all day Thursday & all day Friday.

 

To arrange a visit to the school please contact the school office.

 

Admissions Timetable 2020


Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2020 15 January 2020
National Offers Day 16 April 2020
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the school) 18 May 2020
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held June – July 2020
Appeal decision letters to be sent Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

 

In-Year Admissions
Please apply directly to the school using an In-Year Common Preference Form (ICPF) which is available to download from this page.

Appeals for a Reception Intake place
If your application for a Reception Intake place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.
An appeal must be made in writing. An appeal form can be collected from the academy’s reception or downloaded from this page.

Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of us receiving the appeal form. Appeals received after the deadline will be heard whenever practicable.

Appeals for an In-Year Transfer place
If your application for an In-Year Transfer place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.
An appeal must be made in writing. Appeal forms can be either collected from the academy’s reception or downloaded from this page.
Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the school (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving the appeal form.
If you do not return the completed appeal form to us by the deadline, we will still hear your appeal, but it will be held later in the year.