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Austhorpe - Early Years - 2023 (2)Applying for primary places to start September 2023

The Council on-line system opens on 1 November 2022. Parents should receive a ‘nearest school’ letter from Leeds City Council during October.

Further details are available at

To apply online visit

Parents will be informed on 16th April 2023 (National Offer Day). 

The deadline for Reception applications for September 2023 is 15th January 2023 

Applying for secondary places to start September 2023

An on-line application system opened on 1 August 2022. 

Further details are available at

To apply online visit

Parents will be informed of the offer made on 1st March 2023 (National Offer Day).

The deadline for applying for secondary school places for September 2023 is 31st October 2022.

A quick guide to Leeds School admissions


Appeals Procedure

Parents and carers may appeal against the Trust’s decision not to offer their child a place at the school. The appeals are arranged by Leeds City Council.  Appeals submitted for a Reception place, for a child to start school at the beginning of the academic year in September 2023, will need to be received by Leeds City Council’s deadline to guarantee being heard before the new school year starts (see below link).

Find Leeds City Council’s appeals timetable containing deadlines and timescales

In-year applications (1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024)

If you would like to change schools, or if you are moving into the area for example, you can apply for a school transfer, by making an in-year application.

An in-year application is for the admission of a child to [Reception / Y7] if submitted on or after the first day of the first school term of the admission year; or it is for the admission of a child to any other age group at any time.

Red Kite Learning Trust and its Leeds schools are part of the Leeds City Council centralised in-year admissions scheme.

How to apply

Parents and carers may apply at any time for an in-year school place.  Application forms are provided and processed by Leeds City Council (tel. 0113 222 4414).

You can apply for a place online using the local authority in-year application form at:

Before you move schools ( 

If you have moved to a new house, please upload evidence of the move with the online application.

Parents and carers will be notified in writing by the school of its decision. This will be within 15 school days of your in-year application being received. 

If the school is unable to offer a place, your child’s name will automatically be added to the school’s waiting list, which will be kept open until the end of the school year in July 2024.   Where a place becomes available, this will be offered from the waiting list, based on the oversubscription criteria within the school’s admissions policy

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If your in-year application is unsuccessful, you will have the right of appeal against the school’s decision.

Appeals are arranged by Leeds City Council and you can find the appeal form and information at: School appeals (    

The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and the decision is legally binding.  Appeals against a decision for an in-year application can be submitted at any time during the school year.

Austhorpe Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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