School Admissions

Hunslet Moor school Leeds

School Admissions

Whether starting school for the first time, or aiming to transfer mid-year, to apply for a place at our school from Reception to Year 6 you will need to apply online with Leeds City Council by clicking on this link:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/moving-schools

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 priorities stated below and any remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

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

Once spaces become available, offers will be made based on the above priority criteria.

If we can offer your child 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 or contact  Leeds City Council admission team on 0113 2224414.

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

You can access a copy of this Policy by clicking this link:

Leeds School Admission Policy 2020-21

Applying for a Reception place for September 2021

Applications open on 1st November 2020. You will need to make your application using the online application form on the Leeds City Council website mentioned above.  

Key Information Dates

Date Stage
1 November 2020 to 15 January 2021 Apply for a place
16th April 2021 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 2021 Start primary school

 Accepting an offer of a place

If you would like to accept the offer for your child to start at Hunslet Moor Primary School, please email headteacher@hunsletmoor.leeds.sch.uk  giving the name of your child and stating that you accept the offer for your child.

If you have any questions or concerns about the admissions process, please contact Helen Simpson (Safeguarding & Welfare Officer) or Fiona May (School Administrator) via the School Office.

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.

To accept the offer of a place for your child, please follow the instructions above.

Refusing the offer 

Leeds City Council asks that we make families 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.

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 startingprimary@leeds.gov.uk 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 preferred school. Waiting list forms and appeal forms are available at:

  www.leeds.gov.uk/offerdayprimary.

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:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning/school-places/admissions-primary-schools

Applying for a Secondary School Place 

Applications to start secondary school in September 2021 open from 1 August 2020. The national deadline is 31 October 2020.
We recommend choosing five schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer. Please use the following link to apply.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/apply-for-a-secondary-school

 

School offers will be sent via email/text on 1st March 2021 – parents will be asked to contact the Secondary School directly to accept the offer.