If you are a new or prospective parent, then we hope that you will find out everything you need to know about our school. We are very proud of our wonderful pupils and hope that you and your child will enjoy being part of our school community. If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact school.

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 by clicking on the tab ‘Admissions Policies’. Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs) can be found on the ‘SIF- Supplementary Information Form tab’.

  • In-year applications to start at our school between September 2021 and July 2022 – read our 2021/22 policy and SIF.
  • Applications for reception places in September 2022 – read our 2022/23 policy and SIF.
  • Applications for reception places in September 2023 – read our 2023/24 policy and SIF.

As a Catholic School,

  • All admissions should be directed via the school office to Admissions Panel, in an envelope marked ADMISSIONS, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Halton Moor Avenue, Leeds, LS9 0HA.
  • All applicants need to also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which can be downloaded from this site or collected from the school office and then be returned to the school.

Admission Policy 2023-24

 

Admission Policy 2022-23

 

Admission Policy 2021-22

Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 2023-2024

 

SIF Supplementary Information Form 2022-2023

 

SIF Supplementary Information Form 2021-22

School Catchment Map

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.

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

Please follow this link to access the Leeds Authority process for moving your child from their existing school if you're moving to Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/before-you-move-schools

Parents/carers must also complete a Supplementary Information Form and return this directly to our school.

 

How to apply for an in-year place

We are part of the Leeds central 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 (leeds.gov.uk).  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 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.

Waiting Lists

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.

 

Appeals

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 (leeds.gov.uk)    

If you are applying for a reception place for September 2022, you need to submit your appeal form by the above deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

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.

 

 

 

 

Starting school for the first time in September 2022

Applying for a primary school for September 2022

If you are applying for a reception place for September 2022, 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 www.leeds.gov.uk/apply. 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 a competed Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to our school (not the local authority). We need to receive this by 15th January 2022.  

The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is available to download from the SIF Supplementary Information Tab or a paper copy can be collected from the school office. The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be returned to the school along with proof of baptism or a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate if your child is a baptised Catholic.

 

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 do not send the application to the local authority, you will not have made a valid application for a place at our school.

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRU1SrS7iJE) 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

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/check-school-details/display-details?schoolid=233

 

 

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.

Accepting your place

To accept your place email startingprimaryschool@corpusprimaryleeds.org.

 

Appeals

If you are applying for a reception place for September 2022, you need to submit your appeal form by the above deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

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 

 

Virtual Tour of our school

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Admission Appeals

If you have not been offered a place at the school you wanted, you are entitled to appeal to an independent panel. If you would like to appeal for a place at our school you must complete the appropriate Leeds City Council appeal form. The form and information on the appeal process can be found on Leeds City Council’s appeals webpage.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/school-appeals

 

Following appeals:

If you do wish to pursue a complaint, the Ombudsman can be contacted as follows:

https://www.lgo.org.uk/make-a-complaint

 

School waiting lists

If you are not happy with the place you have been offered,  you can put your child on a waiting list for a different school without going through the formal appeal process.  As a Voluntary Aided school, we manage our own waiting lists. Your child will stay on the waiting list until the end of the school year as waiting lists are cleared at the end of each academic year.

 

Please see the document below for information about starting secondary school 2022.

Starting Secondary School 2022

 

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