Reception (FS2) Admissions

 

Admissions Information

2021 Primary Admissions Poster

Please find a link to the Leeds City Council website and a Frequently Asked Questions document. These may help in answering questions you may already have about the admissions process.

Frequently Asked Questions 2021  Primary school admissions 2020 to 2021

Important Dates

Please also see below for further admission process dates.

  • Parents/carers can apply for places from the 1st November.
  • The deadline for all applications is 15th January 2021.

Admission to Reception Class Foundation Stage 2

Entry into the main school is subject to the Governors Admission Policy.  Applications into Foundation Two (Reception Class) are usually invited in the Autumn term of the year before the child is due to start school.  The Governing Body has responsibility for admissions to the school and intends to admit 30 pupils to Foundation Two in the school year which begins in September 2020.

All parents applying for entry into Foundation Two at St. Joseph’s must complete a Supplementary Information Form as well as the Common Preference Form, on which parents list their choice of schools.

St Joseph’s Admission Policy 2021-22

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Wetherby Parish Map

If you have any queries or require any further information regarding our school catchment area, please contact the school office (01937 582163 or office@stjosephswetherby.com).

Apply for a primary school

Apply for a school place – Leeds.gov,uk

Application to start reception class in September 2021

The online application form will be available to use from 1 November 2020 for applications to start reception class in September 2021.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Wetherby – Admission School Details
Date Stage
1st November 2020 – 15th January 2021 Apply for a place
15th January 2021 Deadline for applications
16th April 2021 Offer day
30 April 2021 First cut off for waiting list requests
14 May 2021 Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms
May to August 2021 Places allocated from waiting list
June to July 2021 Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
September 2021 Start primary school

 

In Year Transfers Between Schools

Parents/carers wishing to apply for a school place for their child during an academic year are required to complete an ‘In Year Common Preference Form’ (ICPF). A copy with guidance notes is attached for your information. In Year Common Preference Forms

If there is not a space available, Leeds City Council hold our waiting list for in year transfers between schools. Places are offered in priority, line with our admissions policy, and supplementary information can be provided to support this. 

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Wetherby – Admission School Details

If you require any further information or require any forms, please contact our school office (01937 582163 or office@stjosephswetherby.com). 

 

 

 

Appeals Guidance

Advice for parents and guardians on school admission appeals (Gov.uk) School Appeals Guidance – Leeds City Council

Where should I send my appeal form?

Parents/carers must return completed appeal forms either via email to education.appeals@leeds.gov.uk or by post to:

School Appeals
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
Admissions
Leeds
LS1 9PZ

Parents/carers can request a paper copy of the appeals form by contacting Leeds City Council’s Admissions Team by telephone on 0113 222 4414

Appeals submitted by the above date will be heard within 40 school days. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days from the date the appeal is received by the Appeals Panel; this may not be before the end of the academic year.

You will receive at least 10 school days notice of your appeal hearing.

You must ensure any additional evidence you wish to submit in support of your appeal is received by the Appeals Panel at least four working days before your appeal.   

Appeals against a decision for any other year group will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being received by the Clerk.

Following the hearing, decision letters will be sent within five school days of the hearing.  School days are term time only and do not include school holidays. If an appeal is submitted in the holidays the school days deadline will not start until the beginning of the next term e.g. an appeal received in July after schools have closed will not be heard until the new academic term,  ‘school days’ will start from the beginning of September when the term starts.

Admission Appeal Timetable

Normal Round

  1. Parents have 20 school days to lodge an appeal from date of notification that their application was unsuccessful.
  2. The Appeal must be heard within 40 school days of deadline for lodging an Appeal i.e. within 60 school days from date of notification of unsuccessful application.
  3. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  4. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.
  5. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

Late Applications

  1. As above where possible or within 30 school days if the application is later than the timeline above allows. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  2. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.
  3. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

Appeals submitted after the above deadlines will still be heard as soon as possible but not necessarily within the above timescales.