Final week to apply for a 2021 primary school place

Parents and carers have until next Friday (15 January 2021) to submit their applications for their child’s primary school reception place for September 2021.

The simple and secure application form can be completed online at

There are other options for those without access to online facilities and these can be discussed with the admissions team by calling (0113) 222 4414.

Families are advised to use all five of their preferences to give their child the best chance of being allocated a place at a preferred school as using less doesn’t increase the chances of being offered your first preference.

Families will also find a range of information on the website to help them choose their five preferences, including advice on the application process, links to individual admissions policies and Ofsted reports, information about school transport, as well as allocation data from previous years to help families decide if there is a reasonable chance of being offered a place at the schools they are listing.

The school admissions team is holding a Facebook question and answer session on Wednesday 13 January. Visit between 2pm and 3pm on the day and submit your question in the dedicated post, or send a private message to the Facebook page.

For those applying using our online portal, offers will be sent out by email on Friday 16 April 2021 during working hours. For those that apply by any other means, a letter will be posted on Friday 16 April,  so will arrive the following  week.

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for learning, skills and employment, said:

“Starting primary school is a significant moment for every child, and choosing which to apply for is an incredibly important decision for a family. I know that parents and carers have so many different things to think about at the moment, but it is vital that they still submit their school preferences before the deadline on the 15th, and make use of all five of the preferences open to them. Our admissions team are working hard to ensure families can access all the information they need, and they can be reached by calling 0113 222 4414.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds City Council

Photo: The new Elements Primary School in Middleton by Jeremy Morton