The Brigshaw Learning Partnership is the admission authority for: Brigshaw High School, Allerton Bywater; Kippax Ash Tree, Kippax Greenfield, Kippax North, Methley and Swillington Primary schools.
|Admissions Timetable (2021 start)|
|Applications Open||1 November 2020|
|Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2021||15 January 2021|
|National Offers Day||16 April 2021|
|Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)||18 May 2021|
|Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held||June – July 2021|
|Appeal decision letters to be sent||Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible|
Admission Arrangements for Pupils Year 1 to Year 6
If your child is already of school age, please contact the school to arrange to discuss your application with the Headteacher at a mutually convenient time. You will also need to obtain a copy of the In Year Common Preference Form, which you can download from the links below. If you would like a place, return the form to school, ensuring you ask for a receipt. We will advise you about your application then contact you to let you know if we can offer you a place. We will write to you confirming your offer. If we are unable to offer you a place, the Leeds Admissions Team will contact you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools. You will have the right to appeal to an independent panel for the school you have been refused entry to.
All admissions to Reception are organised through the Leeds Admissions Unit. If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 inclusive, you are eligible to apply for a Reception place for September 2021. Parents who wish to do so must complete a School Preference Form. For September 2021, applications opened on 1st November 2020. Applications for a school place must be made by 15th January 2021. We recommend choosing five schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer. If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request. Going to a school's nursery does not guarantee your child a place at that school.
Click here for Leeds City Council Parent Portal.
Parents and Carers of children starting school in September 2021
You will be informed of your child's school offer via email on national offer day, 16th April 2021. Please confirm your place by emailing the school. In light of Covid-19, we anticipate that emails will remain the most appropriate way to accept your place. Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. This usually begins in the summer term before the September start. In light of the Covid-19 situation, we are currently waiting to plan our summer term transition arrangements. Once we have confirmation of your child's place with us, we will contact you directly and keep you informed of our plans as we go through the summer term.
Invitation to apply letters
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021, you will receive a letter inviting you to apply before 1 November 2020. Your address puts you in the priority catchment area for a particular school and the letter tells you which school this is. It is the school at which your child has a higher priority for admission under the school’s admission policy. It is recommended that you include this school as one of your five preferences, even if it is your fifth preference, although there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place. After completing your online application, you will receive an email confirming it has been received. If you don’t receive an email, your application has not been completed properly. You should log back in and make sure the form is fully completed. If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request. The online application form will be available to use from 1 November 2020 for applications to start reception class in September 2021.
If you're moving home
You should apply now, using your current address. If you move before 12 February 2021, you can make changes to your application.
For help with your application, contact Leeds local authority on:
Phone: 0113 868 9842
Or contact the school direct for any assistance you need in completing the application. We will be happy to help in any way necessary.
Admission arrangements for Foundation Stage 1:
To apply for a Foundation 1 (Nursery) place, please telephone school. We will add your child to the waiting list. Children must start Foundation 1 (Nursery) in the school term after their third birthday, either in September, January or April. Families are contacted by letter from the details we hold on our waiting list. We hold open afternoons and offer optional settling in sessions that you can attend with your child before starting with us. We carry out a home visit too and stagger new children in. See our EYFS page for more.
Before you apply for places at the school, we would advise you to:
- Visit the schools or attend an open evening (may be virtual during Covid-19) before you making your application to ensure that you are making an informed choice
- Read the information in the Composite Prospectus including the school information and oversubscription criteria to ensure you include school(s) where your child has a realistic chance of being offered a place
- Speak to staff in school or call the Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414 to clarify any issues you are not sure about
- Consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs
Before the closing date for applications each year we would advise you to:
- Complete your online application and check you have received confirmation that this has been submitted
- Tell Leeds admissions of up to 5 schools you would prefer and read the admissions policies for each of these schools
- If you are claiming exceptional medical or mobility needs (priority 1b), check that your preferred school considers exceptional circumstances as part of their admissions criteria and provide any additional information necessary
- Complete and return any supplementary information forms (SIFs) if you are applying for a school place and meet specific criteria such as faith or previously looked after by the local authority.
If you have not been offered a place at the school you wanted, you are entitled to appeal against the refusal.
Appeals are heard by panels which are independent of Leeds council, schools and governing bodies. The panel follows the School Admission Appeals Code drawn up by the Department for Education with advice from the Local Government Ombudsman. Please click here for more information on appealing a school admissions decision.
Appeals for a Reception Intake place
If your application for a Reception Intake place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision. An appeal must be made in writing. Please contact us for an appeal form. Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of us receiving the appeal form. Appeals received after the deadline will be heard whenever practicable.
Appeals for an In-Year Transfer place
If your application for an In-Year Transfer place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision. An appeal must be made in writing. Please contact us for an appeal form. Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days of your child having been refused a place at the school (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving the appeal form. If you do not return the completed appeal form to us by the deadline, we will still hear your appeal, but it will be held later in the year.