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 Academy Council 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.
By applying to this school, parents/carers are declaring their support for the aims, ethos and values of the school.
We welcome all parents/carers to call into the school for a visit to discuss your application.
September 2024 Reception
Your child will require a primary school place in September 2024 if they were born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.
How to apply for a September 2024 Reception place
This is the new policy and SIF for parents to use:
If you are applying for a place at any Catholic Primary School you should complete a separate SIF form and send it back directly to the school. This is in addition to the online Admissions form completed on the Leeds City Council Website. Please contact the school office 0113 8246300 if you require any support.
Leeds City Council Admissions information can be found here:
If you are applying for a reception place for September 2024, 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 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 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 completed Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for Reception applications by 15th January.
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 will not have made a valid application for a place at our school.
The council’s social media pages will also tell you about any 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:
Primary school applications, important dates
|1 November 2023
|You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply
|15 January 2024
|Deadline for applying
|19 April 2024
|Offer day (first working day after 16th April)
The school 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 form, provide a birth certificate and evidence of address to complete your application.
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
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:
- 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's 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 applying for a Reception place for September 2024, you need to submit your appeal form by 16 May 2024 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.
Completed appeal forms can either be e-mailed to email@example.com or posted to Leeds City Council, PO Box 837, Admissions, Leeds, LS1 9PZ. If you would like a paper copy of the form please contact Leeds City Council’s Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414.
Get help with your application
For help with your application, contact Leeds City Council Admissions Team on:
Phone: 0113 222 4414