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Lane End

Primary School

‘Learn and Believe, Aspire and Achieve’


We are a foundation school and the admission authority is the Governing body.  The school's admission authority sets the admission policy every year. As an admission authority we follow the Leeds City Council admissions guidance. 

You can read our school's admission policies below. 

  • In-year applications to start at our school between September 2022 and July 2023 – read our 2022/23 policy

  • Applications for reception places in September 2023 – read our 2023/24 policy

  • Applications for reception places in September 2024 – read our 2024/25 policy  

How to apply for a Reception place for September 2023 

If you are applying for a reception place for September 2023, 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 includes information such as:

  • all the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates



The council’s social media pages will also tell you about 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 time table for Leeds City Council schools

In Year applications

If you are moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer - often called an in-year application.

This includes

applications for a place in reception after the start of term in September

and applications for a place in all other year groups (year 1-6)

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 make the decision on whether to offer a place in-year.

You can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form, see below

You can apply for places at our school and any other Leeds school who are part of the centralised Leeds in-year application scheme at the same time.

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 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 school 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
  • add your child to our waiting list in case a place becomes free.

Our waiting lists are kept until the end of each school year. You 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 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:

should accept any place that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful

should think about why you are appealing and check if it is likely to be successful

could get independent advice on making an appeal from a charity.


Leeds City Council arranges our appeals, and you can find the appeal form at schools appeals (

If you are appealing for a reception place for September 2023, you need to submit your appeal form by the deadline in the table above to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.


Appeals for Reception, year 1 and Year 2 - these classes are limited to 30 pupils per teacher by law. This means that appeals for those 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.


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.

Nursery Admissions


We also have a 3 and 4 year old Nursery Provision at Lane End Primary School.

We provide 15 hours provision, 3 hours each day. 8.45am - 11.45am (morning session) or 12.30pm - 3.30pm (afternoon session)


You are more than welcome to come a look and discuss our nursery provision, by appointment, with the Nursery Teacher. Please phone 0113 8313449 or email


Below you will see  the Nursery Application Form which you can complete and either bring into school, or email back to us on



Applying for a Y7 place at Secondary School


To apply for a Year 7 place you must complete an online application form. See link below.

Our Year 6 team can offer support and guidance to parents on how to apply in September and October. 


Who to contact if you need further information:


Starting reception for the 1 st time.   0113 222 4414.


Starting secondary school for the 1st time.   0113 222 4414.


Changing school during the school year.   0113 222 4414.


Leeds SENSAP children with an ECHP.   0113 3785 256.


Elective Home Education service.   0113 378 5028.