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Gledhow Admissions Arrangements

Admission to Reception Classes in September 2017

Our standard admission number into reception is ninety organised in three classes of thirty.  Children start full time education in Reception classes at the beginning of the school year in which they are five.  Places in Reception are offered to children up to the allocation limit according to the Authority’s admission criteria and administered by the Leeds Children's Services Admissions Section. 

All applications for pupils to start Reception September 2017 should be made to the Local Authority. The latest information is in downloadable format below. The admissions round starts on 1 November 2016 with a deadline of 15 January 2017 for applications.

The Admissions Team, Tel: 0113 2224414

The Leeds Admissions Policy can be downloadable by clicking the link below:

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Admissions-Primary-School.aspx#http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Leeds admissions policy reception 2017-18.pdf

Parent Tours: These are available on a regular basis so that you can see how our school runs on a typical day! They are usually conducted by the Head Teacher lasting about one hour. Please check the website calendar for forthcoming tour dates and times and contact school to book a place on the tour of your preference.

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 mtrudgill@gledhowschool.org or by contacting school.

Nursery Admissions

Gledhow Nursery is a thirty nine place nursery located within our expansive and impressive school grounds. Our partner private provider 'Mulberry Bush' will also provide joined-up provision if required.

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 01132 930392 or by completing the nursery admissions form and returning to the nursery manager Mrs Sally Plume at splume@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 complete an IYCTF (In-Year Common Transfer Form) which is available from all schools. The form needs to be returned to Leeds Children's Services Admissions Team via any school if wished. 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 decison 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!

Enquiries regarding in-year transfers should be made to Mrs McCann (Deputy Head) through the switchboard or by email at smccann@gledhowschool.org.

Other Admission Details

All other admissions are referred to as In-Year Transfers.

If you wish to transfer school or are applying for a school place other than starting primary for the first time you need to approach the school you wish to apply for directly.

The school will give you a form to complete or you can download it from the documents section.

You must apply for a school place using the address where your child lives for the majority of the time.

You need to return the completed form to the school either in person or by post.

If the school is able to offer you a place, you will receive a letter confirming this from the school.

If the school is unable to offer you a place the Admissions Team will contact you in writing to let you know about the other 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. If you want more information about the appeals process, please go the related page Admissions Appeals.

In-Year Transfer Process

STEP 1

Complete the ‘In Year Common Preference Form’ and return directly to school.

STEP 2

We will write back to inform you whether we can offer a place. If we are unable to offer a place, 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:

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Admissions-Transferring-between-school.aspx

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.