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.
Entry into Reception Class September 2020
The online application process for your child to start Reception at a primary school or in Year 3 at a junior school in September 2020 has now closed.
Any applications received after 15 January 2020 may not be considered until all the applications submitted on time have been dealt with.
If you did not apply online before midnight on 15 January 2020 and wish your child to start in Reception at a Primary School or in Year 3 at a Junior School in September 2020, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113 222 4414.
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.
Parents and carers of children starting school in September 2020 will be informed of their school offer via email on national offer day, Thursday 16th April 2020.
Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to a Welcome Meeting with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have.
This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teacher and other support staff. Soon after, children are visited in their nursery setting and invited to spend time in the Reception class as part of our ‘Jump Up’ days. At the start of September, just before starting school, each parent has a one-to-one meeting with our Reception class staff.
Update Jan 2020: Please note that we are currently requesting the Education and Skills Funding Agency to reduce the admissions number for September 2020 entry to 20 places from the current 30 places (see stakeholder letter below). We will keep you updated about this process.
Important dates for primary school applications
|15 January 2020||Deadline for applying|
|12 February 2020||Late applications|
|16 April 2020||National Offer Day|
|30 April 2020||First cut off for waiting lists requests|
|15 May 2020||Deadline for accepting Offers and first cut off for appeal forms|
|June to July||Appeals heard by independent appeal panels|
|May to August||Places allocated from the waiting list|
|September 2020||Start primary school|
Entry into Years 1 to 6
Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admission with the Headteacher. In year entry to places across school are dealt with by the school. We will give you a form to complete. You need to return this form to school either in person or by post. We will advise you about your application then contact you to let you know if we can offer you a place. We will write to you confirming your offer.
If we are unable to offer you a place the Leeds Admissions Team will contact you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools. You will have the right of appeal to an Independent panel for the school you have been refused entry to.
Before you apply for places at the school we would advise you to:
- visit the schools or attend an open evening before you making your application to ensure that you are making an informed choice
- speak to staff in school or call the Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414 to clarify any issues you are not sure about
Before the closing date for applications each year we would advise you to:
- complete your online application, selecting up to 5 schools you would prefer.
- submit your completed application and check for confirmation of receipt.
- if you are claiming exceptional medical or mobility needs (priority 1b), check that your preferred school considers exceptional circumstances as part of their admissions criteria and provide any additional information necessary
- complete and return any supplementary information forms (SIFs) and supporting evidence if you are applying for a school place and meet specific criteria such as faith or previously looked after by the local authority.
If you have not been offered a place at the school you wanted you are entitled to appeal against the refusal.
Appeals are heard by panels which are independent of Leeds council, schools and governing bodies. The panel follows the School Admission Appeals Code drawn up by the Department for Education with advice from the Local Government Ombudsman. Please use this link for more information on appealing a school admissions decision.