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Gledhow Admissions Arrangements

Gledhow Primary School Pupil Admissions are managed by the Leeds City Council School Admissions team - for further information, please see the link below:-


or telephone  0113-222 4414

For further information regarding Gledhow Primary School then please email admissions@gledhowschool.org with your enquiry and we will aim to respond back to you within 7 calendar days.  Alternatively, the information below may answer your enquiry.

Reception Class Admission

Admission to Gledhow Reception Classes is managed by Leeds Children's Services. Online application information should be sent by Leeds Council to all parents with children who will be four years old by August 31st preceding the start of the academic year in September.

Parents will name their five preferred schools in order of preference and return the online information to the Leeds admissions department who will in due course create an admissions list for Gledhow Primary and all other Leeds Council Schools.

Admissions are currently preferenced by Special Needs statement, looked after children, siblings and the nearest to school. Approximately 70 per cent of admissions are usually by 'distance from school'

Parents may always request a visit to school with the Head Teacher or leadership team by contacting office@gledhowschool.org or by contacting school.

Nursery Admissions

Gledhow Nursery is a thirty nine place nursery located within our expansive and impressive school grounds.

Admission to Gledhow Nursery is usually in the term after a child turns three years old. Applications are accepted from birth and can be made by contacting nursery staff through our switchboard on 0113 2930392 or by emailing  admissions@gledhowschool.org.

Admission to Gledhow Nursery is preceded by a comprehensive programme of home visits and discussions to ensure that the start to nursery is a truly positive experience for all pupils and their parents.

In-Year Admissions to Gledhow

Many parents choose to apply for a place at Gledhow during the school year. The correct procedure for this is by following the Leeds City Council School Admission link above and completing the online portal application process.  An ICPF (In-Year Common Preference Form) can be downloaded from the Leeds City Council School Admissions website and also sent directly to the School.  Applicants are then compared to available places at the preferenced schools and one of the following actions occur:

  • If a place is available it is offered
  • If the year group is full the child is added to the waiting list until a place becomes available.

A parent may appeal a decision not to offer a place to an independent appeal panel using the forms provided.

Very few in-year places become available at our school and it is worth noting that at the end of each academic year Leeds Children's Services remove all names from their waiting lists - so you must re-apply each academic year if you wish to remain on our school waiting list.


In-Year Transfer Process


Complete the online portal at Leeds City Council School Admissions and send a completed ‘In Year Common Preference Form’ directly to school.


If we are unable to offer a place, then either we will telephone you directly or the Leeds Admissions Team will contact you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools.

For further details please click on the link below:


Visiting the School

At any stage of the transfer process we will find a time with you to visit the school and find out about Gledhow, as well as clarifying the admissions process if required.

Please contact the school and ask for an appointment to tour the school.

Waiting List

Many children are unable to secure a place at Gledhow but ask to go on the waiting list. This is achieved by contacting the Local Authority Admissions Team on 0113 2224414.

If you contact the school, we are able to access the online waiting list to give you the latest position. Please do this at the beginning of the week if possible.

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