School Admissions

Hunslet Moor school Leeds

National Primary Offer Day – 16th April

Parents/carers who applied online for a Reception place at any  school will receive an email with their offer from 8am onwards. Applications on paper or email will result in an offer letter being posted out today – Leeds City Council ask parents/carers to please allow seven days for this to arrive.

Accepting an offer of a place

If you would like to accept the offer for your child to start in Reception September 2020 then please can you email the address below, please give the name of your child and also state that you accept the offer for your child.

Please email:

Refusing the offer 

Leed City Council  asks that we make parents/carers aware that if they turn down a place, it will be allocated to another child and they cannot guarantee a place will become available at a closer school to home – they could be left without a Reception place in September

That accepting an offer doesn’t impact the chances of being offered a place from the waiting list or increase the chances of success at an appeal hearing

That any family who refuses an offer must confirm this in writing to and will be asked to confirm where they will be educating their child in September.

Wanting to be added to a waiting list for a school

If families are not happy with the school they have been offered they can ask to be added to the waiting list for any Leeds school (including schools they haven’t previously asked for)  and can appeal against the refusal of a place at a preferenced school. Waiting list forms and appeal forms are available at


Please see key information from Leeds City Council below:

Families do not need to take any action on offer day, as they have until 30 April to submit waiting list requests and 15 May to submit appeal requests. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), appeal hearings are on hold until we receive further guidance from the Department for Education.

Please follow the link below to the Leeds City Council information page:


Transition to Primary School

Applications for Reception opened in November 2019:

How to apply for a school place

Applications open on 1st November 2019. You will need to make your application using the online application form on the Leeds City Council website. This application form will become available once the application window opens.

The Leeds City Council website also provides a useful ‘how to’ video to help you use the online application form. This will be available from 1st November 2019.

For further information please go to: or speak to Amanda Cloughton (Safeguarding & Welfare Officer) or Fiona May (School Administrator) via our School Office for further information or support. Key dates and deadlines are shown below.

Date Stage
1 November 2019 to 15 January 2020 Apply for a place
TBC Offers go out
TBC Waiting list deadline
TBC Deadline for accepting offers and appeals
TBC Places allocated from the waiting lists and appeals held
September 2020 Start primary school

School Admissions

If you are considering your child/children transferring school or are applying other than to start primary or secondary school for the first time, Leeds City Council asks that you apply directly with the school.

The process for this is as follows:

Unless you are new to the country, before you request to transfer schools, you must first discuss that you are considering transferring with the pupil’s current school. Although it is important that pupils and parents are happy with the school they are attending, transferring schools can be very disruptive to a pupil and it may be that problems can be resolved if addressed. If you are not satisfied with the way the school is dealing with your concerns, you should speak to the Head teacher or the Chair of Governors at the school.

Following discussions with your current school, if you still wish to proceed with an application to transfer please visit our school office and request an application form to complete, or you can download it from the documents section on the website. Please return the completed form to the school either in person or by post.  Amanda Cloughton (Safeguarding & Welfare Officer) is available to discuss any concerns or questions you may have regarding transferring schools.

Hunslet Moor Primary School follows the Leeds Admission Policy 2020/21

You can access a copy of this policy here:

We will offer places to children in the following order of priority.

Priority 1

a) Children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the local authority. (see note 2)
b) Pupils without an EHC plan but who have Special Educational Needs, or with exceptional medical or mobility needs, that can only be met at a specific school. (See note 3)

Priority 2

Children with older brothers or sisters who will be at school at the start of the academic year and are living at the same address

Priority 3

We will give priority to parents who include a preference for their nearest school

Priority 4

We will give priority to parents who choose the school, which is not the one nearest to their home address

Sometimes there are more children wanting a place at Hunslet Moor Primary School than there are school places. When this is the case, places will be considered in order of the above priorities and any remaining applicants placed on a waiting list. Once spaces become available offers will be made based on the above priority criteria.

If we are able to offer you a place, we will contact you to confirm this either by telephone or in writing.  If we are unable to offer you a place then the Leeds City Council 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 for Admissions Appeals. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the admissions process please contact Amanda Cloughton (Safeguarding & Welfare Officer) or Nicola Dempster (School Administrator) via the School Office who can offer support or advice about completing the application.