Admissions Arrangements

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

 

Admissions Timetable (Sep 2021)
Applications open 1 November 2020
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2021 15 January 2021
Late applications  
National Offers Day 16 April 2021
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy) 18 May 2021
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held June – July 2021
Appeal decision letters to be sent Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

 

Reception

All admissions to Reception are organised through the Leeds Admissions Unit. If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 inclusive you are eligible to apply for a Reception place for September 2021. Parents who wish to do so must complete a School Preference Form via the website link 'apply for a school place'. For September 2021, applications opened on 1st November 2020. Applications for a school place must be made by 15th January 2021.

We recommend choosing five schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer.
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.
Going to a school's nursery does not guarantee your child a place at that school.

 

If you're moving home

You should apply now, using your current address. If you move before 12 February 2021, you can make changes to your application.

 

Parents and carers of children starting school in September 2021


You will be informed of your child's school offer via email on national offer day, 16th April 2021. Please confirm your place by emailing the school. In light of the Coronavirus we anticipate that emails will remain the most appropriate way to accept your place.
Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. This usually begins in the summer term before the September start. In light of the Coronavirus situation, we are currently waiting to plan our summer term transition arrangements. Once we have confirmation of your child's place with us, we will contact you directly and keep you informed of our plans as we go through the summer term.

 

Admission Arrangements for Pupils Year 1 to Year 6

If your child is already of school age, please contact the school to arrange to discuss your application with the Headteacher at a mutually convenient time. You will also need to obtain a copy of the In Year Common Preference Form which you can download from the links below. If you would like a place, return the form to school, ensuring you ask for a receipt. We will inform you within a few days if there is a place available.

 

Admission arrangements for Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)

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

Children must start Foundation 1 (Nursery) in 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.

 

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.

Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”).

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.

 

Before you apply for places at the school we would advise you to:

 

  • Visit the schools or attend an open evening before you making your application to ensure that you are making an informed choice

  • Read the information in the primary school brochure link to document including the school information and oversubscription criteria to ensure you include school(s) where your child has a realistic chance of being offered a place

  • Speak to staff in school or call the Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414 to clarify any issues you are not sure about

  • Consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs

 

Before the closing date for applications each year we would advise you to:

  • Complete your online application and check you have received confirmation that this has been submitted

  • Tell Leeds admissions of up to 5 schools you would prefer and read the admissions policies for each of these schools

  • If you are claiming exceptional medical or mobility needs (priority 1b), check that your preferred school considers exceptional circumstances as part of their admissions criteria and provide any additional information necessary

  • Complete and returned any supplementary information forms (SIFs) and supporting evidence if you are applying for a school place and meet specific criteria such as faith or previously looked after by the local authority

 

For help with your application, contact Leeds local authority on:


Tel: 0113 868 9842
Email: startingprimary@leeds.gov.uk


Or contact the school direct for any assistance you need in completing the application. We will be pleased to help in any way necessary.

 

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