We are a foundation school and the admission authority is our Governing Board.
The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission polices below:
In-year applications to start at our school between September 2023 and July 2024 – read our 2023/24 policy
Applications for Reception places in September 2023 – read our 2023/24 policy
How to apply for a September 2024 place
If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2024, 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 www.leeds.gov.uk/apply. The LA website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and includes information about:
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 here.
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 2023
Applications open. You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply
15 January 2024
National deadline for applying
12 February 2024
Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time by our school
28 February 2024
Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence.
16 April 2024
National offer day (first working day after 16 April)
30 April 204
First cut off for waiting list requests to be submitted to Leeds City Council
14 May 2024
All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday starts
May to end of August 2024
Any available places automatically allocated from waiting lists by the local authority
June to July 2024
Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
Start primary school
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 (leeds.gov.uk). 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. 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
add 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:
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's likely to be successful
could read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK
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 School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)
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 2
These 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.
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.
Starting school is a milestone, not only for your child but also for you. You may be excited or perhaps a little concerned about your child taking these first steps towards independence, especially for those of you who do not have children in older year groups. At Primrose Lane we aim to build a good relationship between home and school so that everybody involved can ensure your child gets the very best out of their school experience.
To make starting school as smooth as possible, we will invite you to a series of sessions to help you and your child prepare. We will contact you directly with this information.