Admissions Policy
Updated: 11/02/2020 1.05 MB
In year transfer Form
Updated: 12/12/2019 48 KB

How do I Apply?

The admission round for children wishing to start Reception in September 2021 opened on 1st  November and families can make applications online until midnight on 15th January 2021.    We would encourage all families to read the information on the LCC ‘Before you apply’ section on our new website

LCC are unable to hold face to face drop-in sessions this year and so we are holding Facebook question and answers sessions on the dates below or alternatively families can contact the Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414 if they have any questions.

Thursday3 December 2020

6 - 7pm

Tuesday 5 January 2021

4 - 5 pm

Wednesday 13 January 2021

2 - 3 pm


Where can I find useful information for parents?

You can find information about schools, previous years allocation data, catchment maps and links to school admission policies on our ‘find more information about a school’ page on our website  

You can find on our website

  • an address lookup tool  - for families to check if their address has any priority, but not all addresses will have such priority     
  • the link to the online application form 


Children Starting School

Parents have the right to apply for a place at any school in Leeds, or the surrounding district, regardless of their address. Admissions are organised centrally by Leeds City Council.

The Local Authority (LA) is the admission authority for all mainsteam community and voluntary controlled schools and will determine the admission policy arrangements.

Admission to the school is in accordance with the criteria laid down in the Education Leeds Admissions to Primary Schools Booklet. This gives priority to children with special educational needs, those with siblings already attending the school and children living within the schools catchment area. Please view the admissions Policy above for more details,

Parents will receive information about all Leeds primary schools and a preference form in the October prior to the year their child is due to start school.  Parents are encouraged to apply for their child's school on line.

Further information about admissions can be found by phoning the Admissions Team on 0113 224 4414 or you can email

Parents considering applying to Bramham should make an appointment for one of our open days which are typically in the Autumn term where you will have the opportunity to meet the Head Teacher and find out more about the school. Please look out for the dates which will be advertised on the website and contact the school to make an appointment.

In Year Admissions

If your child is currently in school and you would like to apply to transfer to Shadwell Primary School, please complete the 'In Year Common Preference Form' above.  Please ensure you read the guidance notes and that your present school has also completed it.  When it is complete please return it to us and we can advise you if a place is available.