How to apply for an in-year place
If you wish to apply for a place in Y1-Y6 at St Patrick's Catholic Primary School we offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application. We are part of the Leeds central in-year application scheme. This means you can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools (leeds.gov.uk) You can apply for places at our school and most other Leeds schools at the same time on this form. If you are applying under the faith criteria a completed SIF is also required you can downlaod a copy here or pick up a paper copy from the school office. Once completed it will need to be returned to school either in person or via email to email@example.com with proof of baptism attached.
We will tell you our decision no later than 15 schools days from when you apply.
If we cannot offer you a place, we will
Our waiting lists are kept until the end of each school year. You will need to make a new application if you want to be kept on the waiting list for the following school year.
If you are not offered a place at the school you requested, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and the decision is legally binding.
Before you appeal you:
Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)
If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2024, you need to submit your appeal form by the 14th May 2024, to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays
Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – these classes are limited to 30 pupils per teacher by law. This means that appeals for these places are less likely to be successful.
If our school refuses your child a place because of this limit and you want to appeal, you will need to make an infant class size appeal. You can see if your reasons are likely to be successful by reading the Department for Education's information about infant class size appeals.
Other appeals - You can appeal because you want your child to attend a particular school. These are successful if the panel agree that the reasons for your appeal outweigh the school's decision not to admit any more children.
Places in Reception for September 2024 will be offered in
accordance with our admission policy below
We have a separate tab called Starting Reception 2024 with more information to help you with the process of applying.