Leopold Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 4AW

0113 8246300

Holy Rosary And St Anne's Catholic Primary School

Excellence & Enjoyment Together in God's Love


Holy Rosary and St Anne’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for baptised Catholic children. The school is run by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

If the number of preferences received is less than the admission number then all preferences will be met. However, when there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the over subscription criteria listed in the Admission Policy.

By applying to this school parents, or carers, are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the school.

We welcome any parent/carer to come and call into school for a visit to discuss your application




The school currently has a 52 place Nursery and can offer 15 hours at the beginning (Monday to Wednesday lunchtime) or end (Wednesday after lunch to Friday) of the week as well as 30 hours (where children qualify). Parents/carers are welcome to contact the school for a visit and to discuss their requirements.
Please Note: Attendance at Holy Rosary and St Anne’s Nursery does not guarantee a place at the school. Please download the enclosed form and provide a birth certificate & evidence of address to complete your application.




Main School

The governing body has responsibility for admissions to the school and intends to admit 30 pupils to reception. Please see the Admission Policy for the current academic year.

Parents/carers need to complete and submit the following documents:

COMMON PREFERENCE FORM (CPF) – Applications for Reception. This is sent out directly to parents/carers by the Local Authority Admissions Team. This form must be returned either to the Admissions Team or to the school by the date stated in the Admission Policy for the current academic year.


 IN-YEAR COMMON TRANSFER FORM (ICTF) – Applications for any year group during the academic year. This is available to download from the website or a hard copy is available from the school office on request for applications during the school year. This must be returned to the school.

Help is available to complete forms. Please contact the school office 0113 8246300

Please see the online resource from Leeds City Council regarding Reception application forms at Leeds Admissions




In-year applications.

If you're 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

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 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 schools 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.


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)    

Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2these 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.



The supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be complted and return with an orgininal copy of your child(s) birth certificate. A hard copy is available from the school office on request. This must be returned to the school.


How to apply for a September 2022 place

If you are applying for a reception place for September 2022, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by local authorities on national offer day.  

You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/apply. The LA website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and includes information about:   

  • all of 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’ll 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 really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.

[If you are applying for admission under our faith criteria, you will need to send to our school (not the local authority) a competed Supplementary Information Form (SIF). 

You also need to make an application to the local authority asking for a place at our school. You do this online at the above link.  If you don’t send the application to the local authority, you won’t have made a valid application for a place at our school.]  

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video (note to schools hyperlink is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRU1SrS7iJE) for more information. 

The council’s social media pages will also tell you about any Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.




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 (note to schools:  choose either primary or secondary table below)


1 November 2021 

Applications open.  You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply 


15 January 2022

National deadline for applying

12 February 2022

Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time by our school (note to school: only leave this date in if your policy allows changes / lates in line with the LCC Coordination scheme)


28 February 2022

Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence. (note to school: leave the above words in if your policy uses the LCC coordination date)


(The below words apply to all Leeds schools).  Any new applications received by Leeds City Council after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in May


19 April 2021

National offer day (first working day after 16 April) 

2 May 2022

First cut off for waiting list requests to be submitted to Leeds City Council

16 May 2022

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms.

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals. All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday

May to August 2022

Places are allocated from waiting lists

June to July 2022

Appeals heard by independent appeal panels

September 2022

Start primary school



Admissions 21-22

When you’ll find out

Leeds City Council, not the school, offer primary school places on 19 April 2022 (this is called offer day). If you applied through the Leeds City Council online application portal they will email you with your child's offer. 

If you applied in any other way, you'll receive an offer letter to your registered home address (a few days after offer day).


Get help with your application

For help with your application, contact Leeds City Council Admissions Team on:

Phone: 0113 222 4414  

Email: startingprimary@leeds.gov.uk 


Application timeline

Primary school applications, important dates

1 November 2021 Applications open
15 January 2022 Deadline for applying
12 February 2022 Deadline for late applications and changes (for schools that follow our admissions policy)
19 April 2022 Offer day