Admissions

Applications Procedure

A standard application form, known as the Common Preference Form together with a Supplementary Information Form must be completed and returned to Admissions Department, Education Leeds, Merrion House, Leeds . Parents will be advised of the outcome of their applications during the latter part of the Spring Term .

Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria listed above and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Applicants are requested to note that applications will be invalid unless BOTH the forms described above have been completed and received at the correct addresses.

It is the governing Body’s policy not to consider repeat applications in the same academic year, unless there has been a major relevant change in your circumstances (for example, a valid change of address).

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Admission Policy 2020-2021

 

Nursery Applications

Applications for Nursery can be made directly to school ( 0113 270 0978)

Nursery Application form

 

Reception Applications

Applications for places in Reception for September should be made via Leeds City Council Admission Team. Find out more about applying for a primary school.

Reception Application form

 

In Year Applications

If you wish to apply for a place in Year 1 to 6, please complete the In-Year SIF Application Form and return it to the school.
If your child is already at a school in the United Kingdom and you would like to transfer him/her to St Francis, you will need to request an In-Year Transfer Form from the child’s present school. This In-Year Transfer From should be completed by yourself and the child’s present school before we can accept your application.
PLEASE BE AWARE: We can only accept In Year SIF Applications if we have places available in that year group, so please contact the school before completing the
In-Year SIF Application From.
 

In-Year Application form

 

Admission Appeal Timetable

Normal Round

  1. Parents have 20 school days to lodge an appeal from date of notification that their application was unsuccessful.
  2. The Appeal must be heard within 40 school days of deadline for lodging an Appeal i.e. within 60 school days from date of notification of unsuccessful application.
  3. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  4. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.
  5. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

Late Applications

  1. As above where possible or within 30 school days if the application is later than the timeline above allows. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  2. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.
  3. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

In Year Applications

  1. Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged by the parent.
  2. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  3. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.
  4. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

Appeals submitted after the above deadlines will still be heard as soon as possible but not necessarily within the above timescales.