Seacroft Grange Primary School

At Seacroft Grange we want the best for and the best from everyone in our learning community.

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Moresdale Lane, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6JR

01132 605385

j.hinchliff@seacroftgps.org.uk

Admissions to our school, to other primary schools in Leeds and to High Schools in Leeds

Seacroft Grange is a foundation school (part of the Leeds East Primary Partnership Trust) and the admission authority is our Governing Body

The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission polices below: 

How to apply for a September 2022 place

If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2022, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by local authorities 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 LA website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and includes information about:   

  • 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.

If you don’t send the application to the local authority, you won’t have made a valid application for a place at our school.

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRU1SrS7iJE) 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 https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/check-school-details/display-details?schoolid=156   

Appeals

If you are not offered a place at the school you requested, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and the 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 form by the deadline below (See tables) to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2these 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.

 

Why not come and see why we're a popular school? Book a visit to see us during Open October
Why not come and see why we're a popular school? Book a visit to see us during Open October

To transfer schools please click here (Leeds in-year co-ordination scheme)

Please call Kathryn Horrex on 0113 2605385 (school office) for additional information

In-year applications.

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

We are part of the Leeds coordinated in-year application scheme. This means 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 most other Leeds schools at the same time on this form. 

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.

Timetable for Primary School applications

1 November 2021 

Applications open.  You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply  

15 January 2022

National deadline for applying

12 February 2022

Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time by our school

28 February 2022

Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence.  Any new applications received by Leeds City Council after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in May

19 April 2021

National offer day (first working day after 16 April) 

2 May 2022

First cut off for waiting list requests to be submitted to Leeds City Council

16 May 2022

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 2022

Places are allocated from waiting lists

June to July 2022

Appeals heard by independent appeal panels

September 2022

Start primary school

Timetable for Secondary School applications

1 August 2021

Applications open.  You can apply online at  www.leeds.gov.uk/apply 

31 October 2021

National deadline for applying

28 November 2021

Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time by our school 

31 December  2021

Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence. Any new applications received by Leeds City Council after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in April

1 March 2022

National offer day

15 March 2022

First cut off for waiting list requests

29 March 2022

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

April to August 2022

Places allocated from waiting lists

May to July 2022

Appeals heard by independent appeal panels

September 2022

Start secondary school

Applying for a school place for a child with a Special Educational Need or Disability?

The link to the admissions policy can be found above but the text below gives you the information from the Leeds City Council Policy for admissions for children with SEND.

 

"Leeds City Council promotes inclusion in local schools and it is an expectation in Leeds that all mainstream schools are able to provide for the majority of children with learning and medical disabilities. It is also an expectation that all Leeds schools provide an inclusive and nurturing environment that can meet the needs of those vulnerable children who have social and emotional needs. Children with exceptional needs who require additional support above that expected of a mainstream school will usually have an EHC plan. In some instances there are some children with a particular need such as a significant physical disability or complex sensory impairment who require the expertise only found in a particular school. e.g. blind children who need to access Braille. It is these instances where priority for admission may need to be considered. Applications in this category must be supported by a SEN SIF, available from the Admissions Team, which must include a statement in writing from a paediatrician/doctor or other relevant professional who can evidence why a particular provision is needed over another. The supporting statement must also evidence why the school of choice is the only school that can meet the particular need in question. This is necessary as the LA will be assessing if your child has a stronger case than other children. Cases will be considered individually by the LA in consultation with the school preferenced. Advice and support can be sought from the Leeds SEND Information Advice and Support Service on 0113 395 1222."