Admission Arrangements

Methley Primary School hold an annual Open Day for interested parents to look round the school with the Headteacher or School Business Manager. You are also very welcome to look round our school at any time of the year. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

The Brigshaw Learning Partnership is the admission authority for: Brigshaw High School,  Allerton Bywater;   Kippax Ash Tree, Kippax Greenfield, Kippax North, Methley and Swillington Primary schools.

Admission Arrangements for Pupils Year 1 to Year 6

If your child is already of school age, please contact the school to arrange to discuss your application with the Headteacher at a mutually convenient time. You will also need to obtain a copy of the In Year Common Preference Form which you can download from the links below.  If you would like a place, return the form to school, ensuring you ask for a receipt. We will inform you within a few days if there is a place available.


All admissions to Reception are organised through the Leeds Admissions Unit. If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 inclusive you are eligible to apply for a Reception place for September 2021. Parents who wish to do so must complete a School Preference Form via the website link 'apply for a school place'. For September 2021, applications opened on 1st November 2020. Applications for a school place must be made by 15th January 2021.

We recommend choosing five schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer.

If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

Going to a school's nursery does not guarantee your child a place at that school.

If you're moving home

You should apply now, using your current address. If you move before 12 February 2021, you can make changes to your application.

​​Parents and Carers of children starting school in September 2021

You will be informed of your child's school offer via email on national offer day, 16th April 2021. Please confirm your place by emailing the school. In light of the Coronavirus we anticipate that emails will remain the most appropriate way to accept your place. 

Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. This usually begins in the summer term before the September start. In light of the Coronavirus situation, we are currently waiting to plan our summer term transition arrangements. Once we have confirmation of your child's place with us, we will contact you directly and keep you informed of our plans as we go through the summer term. 

For help with your application, contact Leeds local authority on:

Phone: 0113 868 9842  


Or contact the school direct for any assistance you need in completing the application. We will be pleased to help in any way necessary.