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Summerfield Primary School

Welcome to the Summerfield Primary School website.  

Please find a link to our school calendar. here

On Tuesday the 16th of July, at 1.30pm, our Y6 children will be performing 'The Peace Child'.

Thursday the 18th of July is 'Transition Day'. Children will spend the day with their new teacher and support staff.

On Friday the 19th of July, 'Leeds Urban Planning' will be carrying out a workshop with our Y5 and Y6 children.

Our Y6 children will have their end of year celebration on Friday the 19th of July after school.

The last day of this half term is Tuesday the 23rd of July. We return to school on Tuesday the 3rd of September 2024.

Admissions

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Admissions

Admission Arrangements

We are a local authority maintained school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who set our admission policy every year.  

If you are considering sending your child to Summerfield and would like to visit, please ring the office (0113 2057520) for an appointment.

Admissions to the school's Reception Classes are controlled by the Local Authority. You can apply for a place for September 2024 from the 1st of November 2023 using their online system. The closing date for applications is the 15th of January 2024 and you will be informed of your child's allocated school from the 16th April 2023.

For parents/carers who are making enquiries about applications for Reception places, you may wish to link to the council’s  You Tube video about applying for a school place

For more information about your child starting school and how to apply please follow the link below or alternatively call the admissions team via the contact centre on 0113 222 4414. There are also documents (see below) produced by Leeds City Council which will hopefully guide you through the process. If you have any problems then do not hesitate to contact us and we can offer support to parents/carers who are having difficulties. 

Leeds School Admission Policies

LCC - Applying for a primary school 

The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools, and this includes:  

  • all the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • a search tool to see if your home address gives any higher priority for admission to any school(s)
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal - apply online and you will be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • data about who got a place in the last 3 years - this will help you work out if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video for more information. 

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

In-year applications

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.

This includes

  • applications for a place in Reception after the start of term in September
  • and applications for a place in all other year groups (year 1-6)

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

Leeds City Council has delegated the decision making for in-year applications to our Governing Body.  

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 upload evidence of the house move with the 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:

  • write to you to explain the reasons
  • explain how you can appeal and   
  • add your child to our waiting list in case a place becomes free.

Our waiting lists are kept until 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.

Appeals

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:

  • should accept any place that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful
  • should think about why you are appealing and check if it is likely to be successful
  • could read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK
  • could get independent advice on making an appeal from a charity

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 2023, 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.

If your child was previously adopted or looked after, please contact the school because they may be entitled to extra support.

Admissions to Nursery are in date of birth order.  Children can be admitted after their third birthday. Parents and Carers should apply directly to the school.                

Useful links:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/before-you-apply