Whether starting school for the first time, or aiming to transfer mid-year, to apply for a place at our school from Reception to Year 6 you will need to apply online with Leeds City Council by clicking on this link:
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they should start primary school in September 2021. You must apply for a school place before 15th January 2020.
Hugh Gaitskell Primary School follows the Leeds Admission Policy 2020/21
You can access a copy of this Policy by clicking this link:
Applying for a Reception place for September 2021
Applications open on 1st November 2020. You will need to make your application using the online application form on the Leeds City Council website mentioned above.
Key Information Dates
|1 November 2020 to 15 January 2021||Apply for a place|
|16th April 2021||Offers go out|
|TBC||Waiting list deadline|
|TBC||Deadline for accepting offers and appeals|
|TBC||Places allocated from the waiting lists and appeals held|
|September 2021||Start primary school|
Accepting an offer of a place
If you would like to accept the offer for your child to start at Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, please email email@example.com giving the name of your child, child's date of birth and stating that you wish you accept the offer.
National Primary Offer Day – 16th April
Parents/carers who applied online for a Reception place at any school will receive an email with their offer from 8am onwards. Applications on paper or email will result in an offer letter being posted out today – Leeds City Council ask parents/carers to please allow seven days for this to arrive.
To accept the offer of a place for your child, please follow the instructions above. Please note that school will be closed on offer day due to Easter Holidays however a member of the team will get back to you week commencing 19th April.
Refusing the offer
Leeds City Council asks that we make families aware that if they turn down a place, it will be allocated to another child and they cannot guarantee a place will become available at a closer school to home – they could be left without a Reception place in September.
Accepting an offer doesn’t impact the chances of being offered a place from the waiting list or increase the chances of success at an appeal hearing.
Any family who refuses an offer must confirm this in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be asked to confirm where they will be educating their child in September.
Wanting to be added to a waiting list for a school
If families are not happy with the school they have been offered they can ask to be added to the waiting list for any Leeds school (including schools they haven’t previously asked for) and can appeal against the refusal of a place at a preferred school. Waiting list forms and appeal forms are available at:
Please see key information from Leeds City Council below:
Families do not need to take any action on offer day, as they have until 30 April to submit waiting list requests and 15 May to submit appeal requests. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), appeal hearings are on hold until we receive further guidance from the Department for Education.
Please follow the link below to the Leeds City Council information page:
For more information, please see our admissions policy below.