We are a community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who set our admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission policy at Our school admissions policies (leeds.gov.uk)
How to apply for a September 2024 place
If you are applying for a reception place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day.
Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 30 places, and this is the number of places the school can admit in reception in 2024.
You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/apply. The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools, and this includes:
The council’s social media pages will also tell you about Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.
You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/check-school-details/display-details?schoolid=135
Application timetable - The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates
Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are due to start reception in September 2024
1 November 2023
Applications open. You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply
15 January 2024
National deadline for applying for Reception 2024 place
12 February 2024
Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time for our school.
28 February 2024
Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence.
Any new applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in May
16 April 2024
National offer day (first working day on or after 16 April)
30 April 2024
First cut off for waiting list requests and deadline for accepting offers
14 May 2024
Any reception appeal submitted by this date will be heard before the summer holidays start
Leeds City Council arranges our appeals.
May to end of August 2024
Any available places automatically allocated from waiting lists by the local authority
Lower preference school offers are also withdrawn automatically (even if accepted)
June to July 2024
Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
Start primary school
If you are moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application.
Moving schools can be a difficult experience for a child. You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see what support they can offer you.
How to apply for an in-year place
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 any other Leeds schools who are part of the centralised Leeds in-year application scheme at the same time.
If you have moved house, please submit evidence of the house move at the same time you make your online application. You can find out what you need to provide on the above website.
We have to offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application and we will contact you with our decision about offering you a place. We will tell you our decision no later than 15 school 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 on the waiting list for the following school year.
If we cannot offer you a place, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and their 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 appealing for a reception place for September 2024, you need to submit your appeal by the deadline 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.
Wanting your child to go to a school because you think it is the best one in the area is not likely to convince the panel that your child should get a place there.
Adel Primary Nursery
If you would like your child to attend our school Nursery, please see details of our admission arrangements below.
Our Nursery is a 26 place Nursery for children aged 3 and 4 years and the opening hours are from 8.45 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday term time only. It is an education Nursery run by a qualified and experienced Early Years teacher.
If you would like your child to attend the Nursery class then you need to contact the school office by phone (0113 2301116) to put your child’s name on the Nursery waiting list. We take children the term after their third birthday if places are available. There are three intake times in the year at the start of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. When a place becomes available we will contact you the term before your child is eligible to start.
You are very welcome to come and visit the nursery before you put your child’s name on the waiting list.
We offer a choice of options regarding Nursery sessions. All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free provision and some children of working parents will be eligible for a further 15 hours free provision under the government ‘30 hours funded early education and childcare’ scheme. Please click on the link below for further information about this and starting Nursery.