Admissions

Admissions Procedure 

Prospective parents are strongly encouraged to phone or email for an appointment to meet the headteacher or other senior leader and view the school. We do not have a specific ‘Open Day’; please come on a ‘normal’ school day and see what we have to offer!

Your child can start in our Nursery from the age of three. When there is space, we can admit children in the half term in which they become three (‘rising threes’). If our Nursery is over-subscribed, the admission criteria follow the criteria for the rest of school.

These are:
• Children with EHCs
• Children looked after
• Children with acute medical or mobility needs
• Children with siblings already in school
• Distance – nearest first

Places in full time Reception classes (from age 4) are allocated by Leeds City Council. Details can be found here:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning/school-places/admissions-primary-schools

The ‘application window’ is usually November to early January for a place the following September. Don’t miss this deadline and please make sure that your nearest school is somewhere on your list of preferences.

If you would like your child to transfer from another school to Clapgate, you will need to fill in an in-year common transfer form (ICPF) and hand it in to the school office or send it to the admissions team at Leeds City Council.

Information about the process can be found on the link below.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning/school-places/admissions

Early Years Foundation Stage Admissions

Most children begin the Early Years Foundation Stage after their third
birthday, with a small number starting in the term in which they are going to be three years old (`rising threes’).

The Nursery teacher will be in touch prior to your child starting school to arrange a home visit, invite you to come and join us in a ‘stay and play’ session and discuss a start date.

Children can attend full time school during the academic year in which they are five. These children will be taught in our Reception classes. Places are allocated by Leeds City Council.


Details can be found here:
https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning/school-places/admissions-primary-schools

In the middle of April you will receive an email from Leeds City Council confirming whether your child has been given a place in Reception at our school. It is important that you then contact the school to confirm that you wish to accept the place. In June you and your child will be invited to come and meet the class teacher in an individual meeting. During this meeting the teacher will provide information
about transition activities and ‘Stay and Play’ sessions, as well as your child’s start date.

Most children begin the Early Years Foundation Stage after their third birthday, with a small number starting in the term in which they are going to be three years old (`rising threes’).

The Nursery teacher will be in touch prior to your child starting school to arrange a home visit, invite you to come and join us in a ‘stay and play’ session and discuss a start date.


All three-year olds are entitled to 15 hours provision (at the beginning of the week or at the end of the week). Currently we also offer some 30-hour places for parents who are eligible for this.