Last chance to apply for a primary school place for September

The deadline to apply for a Leeds primary school place (reception) for September 2022 is next Saturday (15 January 2022).

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. Using less than five doesn’t increase the chances of being offered your first preference.

The simple and secure application form can be completed online at

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, 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.

Parents and carers can also watch this video that takes them through the key steps of the application process.

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.

For those applying using our online portal, offers will be sent out by email on 19 April 2022 during working hours. For those that apply by any other means, a letter will be posted on 19 April so will arrive later that week.

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy, culture and education, said:

“Deciding on a primary school is a very important decision for parents and carers to make, and we want to support them as they complete the application process.

“It is really important that families apply on time, use all five of the preferences open to them and do research on the schools they preference. If anyone is in need of support I would urge them to reach out to the admissions team on (0113) 222 4414.”


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