St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Cromwell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SG

0113 2934411


If you would like more information about admissions, please contact Mrs Hick in the school office or email:

Admissions Information for Parents

We are a Voluntary Aided school and the admission authority is The 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 2023 place

If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2024, 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 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 are applying for admission under our faith criteria, you will need to send to our school (not the local authority) a competed Supplementary Information Form (SIF). We need to receive this by 09/02/2024.  

You also need to make an application to the local authority asking for a place at our school. You do this online at the above link.  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 admissions video (to follow) 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

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

1 November 2023

Applications open.  You can apply online at

15 January 2024

National deadline for applying

12 February 2024

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


16 April 2024

National offer day 

1 May 2024

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

15 May 2024

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms.

May to August 2024

Places are allocated from waiting lists

June to July 2024

Appeals heard by independent appeal panels

September 2024

Start primary school


Moving schools (in-year applications)

We have the responsibility for considering requests to join our school in-year, or for Reception places after the start of the school year. 
We are part of the Leeds coordinated in-year application scheme. To apply for a place, an in-year online application form should be completed and returned to Leeds City Council. This is available on The application will then be sent on to all the school(s) you have applied for and our school will decide whether we can offer a place.
If we refuse to offer a place, we will confirm this in writing to you, explaining the reasons, and that you have the right of appeal and we must tell you our decision within 15 school days.   Parents who are not offered a place will be asked if they want their child’s name to be put on a waiting list which will be held in criteria order of the admissions policy and will be held to the end of the school year in which the application was made. A SIF for all pupils on the waiting list will be required.   Where any vacancy arises, places will be offered from the waiting list based on the oversubscription criteria within this policy.  Find out more including any current vacancies in Leeds schools.

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 (  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 (    

If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2024, you need to submit your appeal form by the above deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

Appeals against the Governors’ decision not to offer places to applicants must be made by the parents/carers, in writing, to the Clerk of the Appeals Panel, through the Headteacher at the school, within twenty days of receiving notice that a place has not been offered to their child. Appeal meetings are heard by an independent panel and are minuted by a clerk. Representatives from the school and the family will put forward their case at the meeting and the panel will make the final decision. All appeal meetings are organised by the appeals department at Leeds City Council and all paperwork is sent out to all parties in advance of the hearing. 

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.