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We are an academy school and the admission authority is the Collaborative Learning Trust. School admissions for Bramhope Primary School are managed by Leeds City Council - both Reception admissions and in-year transfers.  All waiting lists are held by Leeds City Council.  The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission polices below. You are welcome to make enquiries via our Admin Team.

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

Please visit the Leeds Admissions website for information before you apply to primary schools or click HERE and see below for in-year admissions.

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

Please note that Bramhope is an oversubscribed school, although we occasionally have places in certain year groups.

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision, and we appreciate the additional challenges that parents face this year.

We advise you look on our website, read our parent handbook HERE and talk to children and parents from our school community. 

We are pleased to confirm that our Open Days for Reception Class 2022, are:

  • 4 November 2021 09.30-11.30
  • 8 November 2021 09.30-11.30
  • 19 November 2021 09.30-11.30

Please contact the school office on 0113 2671222 to book a place on one of the open days. Please note we have a maximum of 20 places for each day.

Please make sure you contact the school to accept your school place on National Offer Day. Please call 0113 2671222 or email If your admission has been unsuccessful waiting list forms and appeal forms are available at

How to apply for a September 2022 place

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 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.

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video 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.

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.

1 November 2021 Applications open.  You can apply online at
15 January 2022 National deadline for applying
28 February 2022 Any new applications received by Leeds City Council after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in May
19 April 2021 National offer day (first working day after 16 April) 
2 May 2022 First cut off for waiting list requests to be submitted to Leeds City Council
16 May 2022

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms.

May to August 2022 Places are allocated from waiting lists
June to July 2022 Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
September 2022 Start primary school

In-year applications

If you're 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. You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see what support they can offer you

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 (  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 schools 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   
  • dd your child to our waiting list in case a place becomes free.

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.


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 (    

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.

Secondary School Places

Admissions for Secondary School Places for Bramhope children leaving year 6 are also managed by Leeds City Council.  Please visit their website here for more information.

If your child has not secured a place at their first choice school and you would like them to be added to a Waiting list complete the online form on the Leeds City Council website here.

For information on Appeals and appeal deadlines please visit the Leeds Admission School Appeals Page.