Admissions Arrangements


We are absolutely delighted that you are looking at Asquith Primary School as a great choice for your child. Below are links to the Leeds Admissions Policy for entry into Reception; and to our Nursery Admissions Policy. You can also find advice about applying for Secondary School places.

We have also included some good advice about how to access a place for children in Years 1 to 6. Please read the policies and procedures very carefully. If you would like any help or advice or to look around our school, please contact us to arrange an appointment - our number is 0113 3075550.


Applications for places in Reception for September should be made via Leeds City Council Admissions Team.

Apply for a school place here

Leeds Admission Policy 2023/24

Admission into other classes is managed by Leeds City Council.  If you wish to enquire about a place please contact the school office on 0113 3075550, or email and we will be able to give you details on how to apply.

Nursery Admissions

Children are welcome to join our Nursery from the term after their third birthday. Our admissions intakes are usually September, January or after Easter but the school office will be able to advise when your child can start. All children are entitled to 15 hours of free Nursery care and we offer two options: 2.5 days either all day Monday and Tuesday then Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday and Friday. We also welcome children for 30 hours for those families who are eligible for this. Again, please ask at the school office for more information.

To apply for a place at our nursery you need to complete an application form and provide proof of your child's date of birth.


Priority 1

a) Children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the local authority. 

b) Children who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan

c) Children with or without a statement but who have Special Educational Needs, or with exceptional medical or mobility needs. 


Priority 2

Children with brothers or sisters who will be at school at the start of the academic year and are living at the same address 


Priority 3

Children of parents / carers who live nearest school nursery. 

If we have more applications than there are places, we will offer places first to children living nearest to the school nursery. (measured in a straight line) if two children match in distance then they will be taken in age order – oldest first..  Even if you meet this criteria for nursery, this does not mean that you will automatically be offered a place in reception class when you apply to the school.

School Admissions


Entry into Reception

We are a community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who sets our admission policy every year.

You can read our school's admission Policy at -


How to apply for a September 2024 place

If you are applying for a reception place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day.

Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 60 places, and this is the number of places the school can admit in Reception in 2024.

You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools, and this includes:  

·   all 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 will 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 

·    about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is important to                     ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria


You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video for more information. Please click on the link to view the video: 


The council’s social media pages will also tell you about 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 timetable below applies to applications made to Leeds City Council.  If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates:


Admissions Timetable 2023/2024

You can apply for a primary school place (for September 2024 intake) from 1st November 2023 for children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

1st November 2023 - Applications open

15th January 2024 - National Deadline for applying

12th February 2024 - Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on time for our school

28th February 2024 - Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence

*note that any new applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of re-allocations in May.*

16th April 2024  -  National Offer Day

30th April 2024 - First cut off for waiting list requests and deadline for accepting offers.

14th May 2024 - Any Reception appeal submitted by this date will be heard before the summer holidays start. Leeds City Council arranges this.

May to end of August 2024 - Any available places are automatically allocated from waiting lists by the Local Authority. Lower preference school offers are also withdrawn automatically even if accepted

June to July 2024 - Appeals heard by Independent Appeals Panels.


You can apply for a secondary school place from 1st September 2023

The deadline for secondary applications is 31st October 2023

There is a further deadline for late applications and changes of 28th November 2023

National Offer day for secondary is 1st March 2024



In-year applications

If you are moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application.

This includes:

·    applications for a place in reception after the start of term in September

·    and applications for a place in all other year groups (Year 1-6)

Moving schools can be a difficult experience for a child. You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see what support they can offer you.


How to apply for an in-year place

Leeds City Council has delegated the decision making for in-year applications to our Governing Body.

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 any other Leeds schools who are are part of the centralised Leeds in-year application scheme at the same time.

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 school 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 your child is classed as having Special Educational Needs, is Looked After or Post Looked After, please do let us know - we would like to offer the best possible care and support to your child and your family.



If we cannot offer you a place, you will have the right of appeal.  The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and their decision is legally binding.

 Before you appear you:

  • should accept any place that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful.
  • should think about why you are appealing and check if it's likely to be successful.
  • could read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK.
  • could get independent advice on making an appeal from a charity.

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 by the deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.


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 infect 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.


Fair Access

If you believe your child is eligible for Fair Access, please let us know. The more detail you put down on the ICPF, the better. There is a separate form to complete if your child meets any of the criteria. The Fair Access Criteria is set out below:

Children from the criminal justice system


Children returning from Pupil Referral Units who need support to be reintegrated into mainstream education


Children who have been out of education for two months or more


Children of Gypsies, Roma, Travellers heritage


Children who are refugees and asylum seekers


Children who are homeless


Children with unsupportive family backgrounds for whom a place has not been sought


Children who are carers


Children with special educational needs (but without an Education, Health and Care Plan)


Children with disabilities or medical conditions


Children with less than 85% attendance

Children whose behaviour has resulted in extensive support strategies/personalised intervention being implemented and/or who are at risk of being permanently excluded

Children who have been permanently excluded

Active intensive agency involvement

(Please note that a referral to an agency does not constitute active involvement).

Children returning from Elective Home Education