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).

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start primary school in September 2022. Parents can apply from 1 November 2021. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2022.

Apply for primary school click here

2021- 2022

Admission Policy 2021-2022

SIF 2021-2022 (PDF)

SIF 2021-2022 (Word doc)

2022- 2023

Admission Policy 2022-2023

SIF 2022-2023 (PDF)

SIF 2022-2023 (Word doc)

2023- 2024

Admission Policy 2023-2024

SIF 2023-2024 (PDF)

SIF 2023-2024 (Word doc)

 

Defined Area Map click here

 

Nursery Applications

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

NURSERY Admission 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.

 

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.
 

In-Year Transfer Form 

 

Admission Appeal Timetable

Appeals Timetable 2021-2022

Leeds Gov Uk School Appeal Information

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.

Application timeline

Primary school applications, important dates

1 November 2021 Applications open
15 January 2022 Deadline for applying
12 February 2022 Deadline for late applications and changes (for schools that follow our admissions policy)
19 April 2022 Offer day