If your child is due to start primary school in the next academic year, by now you will have applied to secure a place at the school of your choice.
Leeds Council said: “Reception and junior places at primary school (September 2021) are offered from 8 am on 16 April 2021. If you want your child to start Reception part-time or at a later date, you should speak to your school.”
How do I know which school place my child has been offered?
You can check which school places you have been offered by logging into the Leeds Council application portal.
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For this, you will need your email address and password. You will also receive an email with your offer.
If you applied for a school place by paper form, you will receive an offer letter in the post, which might arrive a few days after the 16th of April.
How can I accept my offer?
The offer should be accepted directly by the school, and the contact details can be found using the council’s search tool.
The email or letter should include a deadline, so make sure to accept the offer by then or you may risk it being withdrawn and the place given to someone else.
You should accept your offer even if you decide to join a waiting list or appeal, this will not affect either process.
What if my child didn’t get the school they wanted?
If your child did not qualify for their school of choice, they will automatically be offered a place at their closest school with available spaces.
You will also be given the option to
-Check which school still have places, which have been published today.
-Join a waiting list for another school
-Make an appeal- but in the meantime, you should accept the school place you have been offered ad this will not affect your appeal.
What are the key dates after offer day?
April 16th 2021: Offer day
April 30th 2021: First cut off for waiting list requests
14th May 2021: Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms
May to August 2021: Places allocated from waiting lists
June to July 2021: Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
September 2021: Start primary school
The Government has just announced a £720 million funding package for schools in England, to help children catch up on lost learning due to Covid-19.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has said this extra funding for schools in England “will equip teachers with the tools and resources they need to support their pupils and give children the opportunities they deserve to learn and fulfil their potential.”
However, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson said the funding was just the “immediate response”, and that the newly-appointed education recovery commissioner, Sir Kevan Collins, will investigate more extensive measures to allow children to catch up on education.