Welcome to the Swinnow Primary School website.





Nursery places 


 If you would like to visit our school before applying for a nursery place for your child, please contact the school office on 0113 3783100 or via email info@swinnowprimary.com to arrange a viewing.

We follow the Leeds City Council Early Years Admissions Guidance.  If you are allocated a place, you will be contacted the term prior to your child's admission date.

 Parents of children attending nursery are required to follow the Leeds City Council procedures for applying for a Reception place.  Please note a place in our nursery does not guarantee a place in our school.

Please call school to request a waiting list form or download a form below and return to the main school office to add your child to our nursery waiting list.

Families who meet the criteria for a '30 hour place' should visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk  to apply for a valid code 

    2 year old Nursery Waiting List Form     

   3 / 4 year old Nursery Waiting List Form  

Please either return by hand, post to Swinnow Primary School, Swinnow Road, LS13 4PG  or by email to info@swinnowprimary.com any queries please call 378 3100 

For admission to the school nursery please refer to our Nursery Admissions Policy an application form can be downloaded via the link below. Please return the completed form to school via email at info@swinnowprimary.com

Nursery Admissions Policy



Reception September 2024


Please CLICK HERE to download the frequently asked questions document produced by Leeds City Council. 

Please CLICK HERE for a youtube video created by Leeds City Council to support you making your application.

Visit https: www.leeds.gov.uk/apply



Applying for secondary school (year 7) places for September 2024

Please read the information below from Leeds City Council Admissions for information. 


 Applications for year 7 places for September 2024 - Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are due to start year 7 in September 2024.    You must apply to your home local authority (whoever empties your bins) even if you wish to apply for Leeds schools. You can make an online application on our online portal from 1 August 2023. You should apply by 31 October 2023 as this is the national deadline.   

Before you apply, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/apply to understand the application steps and school admissions rules. You can also watch our school admissions you tube video which covers the key steps. 

If your child is taught out of chronological age group or currently lives abroad, you won’t be able to apply using the online portal. Please ask us for a paper application form by emailing this email address.


Applications or changes made after the national deadline (31 October)

Not all schools allow changes to be made after the national deadline.   If you submit or change your application after the deadline it could be treated with a lower priority than applications submitted on time - this reduces your chances of being offered a preference school.  If you submit or change your application:

  • by 28 November 2023, most Leeds schools will treat the application as on time - check if this date applies by reading each school's admissions policy
  • by 31 December 2023, your application will receive a lower priority than those submitted on time - unless we agree you had exceptional reasons for missing this date.
  • on or after 1 January 2024, you will not receive a school offer until April, after all other school places have been given out.

If you have exceptional reasons why you could not submit your application on time, tell us by emailing us at this address. Not receiving a reminder to apply is not an exceptional reason.


Moving house: You should apply by the deadline using your current address.  As soon as you move, you should send us evidence of your house move (and any new school preferences), we need this no later than one month after you've moved.   If you submit evidence after 31 December 2023 we will not be able to take it into account until after offer day.

You need to tell us immediately if there are changes in your circumstances that affect your application after you submit it and before your child starts at the school.  Let us know if:

  • you have moved home – tell as soon as possible but no later than a month after you've moved
  • your child's sibling has left or joined a school you've applied to
  • your child has left a feeder school

If you do not tell us about changes, we may withdraw your school offer. If you're unsure if a change affects your application, please contact us.


National Offer Day - All local authorities send offers for year 7 places on 1 March 2024. If you applied through our online application portal, we'll email you with your child's offer. We’ll send this email during the working day.   If you applied in any other way, you'll receive an offer letter to your registered home address (a few days after offer day).


To ensure we deal with your email as quickly as possible, please make sure you are contacting the correct team:

·       For reception and junior applications for September 2024,  please email  startingprimary@leeds.gov.uk  

·       For in year applications (to move to a Leeds School), please email education.transfers@leeds.gov.uk   

·       For school appeals, please email education.appeals@leeds.gov.uk   



Leeds Primary School Admissions 

All families are asked to read the ‘Before you apply’ section on Leeds City Councils new website www.leeds.gov.uk/apply

 Families can contact the Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414 if they have any questions. 

Fair access quick guide



 Admission Policy


Leeds City Council is the admission authority for all mainstream community and voluntary controlled schools and will determine the admission policy arrangements for Swinnow Primary School.

Click here or on the image bellow for Leeds City Council Admissions.


The Leeds City Council website hosts a copy of the admissions policies, and fair access protocols, for your convenience a copy of the latest Admissions Policy is hosted on this site and can be downloaded here.