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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website. Click here for the page.  

We are a Voluntary Aided primary school and the admissions authority is the Governing Board of Bramley St Peter's.


The school's admissions authority (Governing Board) sets the admissions policy every year. Please see below for our current policies.

Admission into Reception in September 2023

Bramley St Peter's information

Children are admitted into Reception in the Autumn term of the school year in which they are five. If you would like your child to start attending Bramley St Peter's from September 2023, please look at the following admissions policy.

Should you wish to give a faith reference in support of your application, you need to complete an additional Supplementary Information Form (SIF). This is in addition to the main application form from Leeds City Council (see link above). Your SIF must be sent directly to us by the closing date of 15th January 2023.  


Please note that if you do not have a faith referee, you do not need to complete a SIF. 


A SIF is not essential to gain a place at our school; a faith referee merely increases your priority (see policy). 3

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates.



1st November 2022

Applications open.  You can apply online at 

15th January 2023

National deadline for applying.

12th February 2023

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 re-allocations in May.

17th April 2023

National offer day (first working day after 16 April) 

1st May 2023

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

15th May 2023

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 2023

Places are allocated from waiting lists.

June to July 2023

Appeals heard by independent appeal panels.

September 2023

Start primary school.

General information

If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2023, 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 (also see link above) 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.


Admission into Bramley St Peter's during the school year

Children would normally start our school at the beginning of Reception. There are many reasons though why you may want your child to transfer schools at other points during their primary school journey, for example if you move house.


If you are interested in your child joining Bramley St Peter's from their current school, please see the information below.


In year applications

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 (  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.




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 (    


Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

These 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.