If you are a new or prospective parent, then we hope that you will find out everything you need to know about our school. We are very proud of our wonderful pupils and hope that you and your child will enjoy being part of our school community. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact school.
We are a voluntary aided school and the admission authority is the Governing Body. Therefore, all applicants need to complete a Supplementary Information Form and the appropriate online application form at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply.
Leeds Admission Guide
The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission polices by clicking ‘Admissions Policies’ tab on the link here:
Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs) can be found on the ‘SIF- Supplementary Information Form’ tab.
- In-year applications to start at our school between September 2022 and July 2023 – read our 2022/23 policy and SIF.
- Applications for reception places in September 2023 – read our 2023/24 policy and SIF.
- Applications for reception places in September 2024 – read our 2024/25 policy and SIF.
How to apply for a September 2023 place
If you are applying for a reception place for September 2023, 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 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.
If you are applying for admission under our faith criteria, you will need to send a competed Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to our school (not the local authority) We need to receive this by 15th January 2023.
The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is available to download from the ‘SIF-Supplementary Information’ tab https://www.corpusprimaryleeds.org/key-information/admissions or a paper copy can be collected from the school office. The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be returned to the school along with proof of baptism or a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate if your child is a baptised Catholic.
You also need to make an application to the local authority asking for a place at our school. You do this online at the link www.leeds.gov.uk/apply If you do not 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 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 https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/check-school-details/display-details?schoolid=233
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.
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.
- applications for a place in reception after the start of term in September.
- applications for a place in all other year groups (years 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
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.
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.
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 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 form by the above 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 there.
Please see our admissions policy: https://www.corpusprimaryleeds.org/key-information/admissions
Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are due to start primary school in September 2024.
You can apply from 1 November 2023. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2024.
A standard application form, known as the Common Preference Form (CPF) must be completed and returned to the Local Authority following their online procedures by 15 January 2024.Failure to provide a Common Preference Form (CPF) would mean that the application is not valid.
If parents/carers feel that they should be in a specific category i.e. Baptised Catholic, then they are required to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which can be found in the tab SIF Supplementary Information Form above.
The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and the required evidence must be submitted by 15 January 2024 to the school addressed to: Admissions September 2024, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Halton Moor Avenue, Leeds, LS9 0HA.
Failure to provide a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) could affect the category your application is placed in. Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to complete all forms andsupply evidence – reminders will not be sent.
Parents or carers will be advised of the outcome of their applications on 16 April 2024, by the local authority on our behalf.
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Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are due to start secondary school in September 2024.
You can apply from 1 September 2023. The deadline to apply is 31st October 2023.
Please find more details on Leeds.gov:
Parents or carers will be advised of the outcome of their applications on 1 March 2024, by the local authority.
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School - Consultation for reduction in pupil numbers for 2025
Dear Leeds Primary and Secondary schools,
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School are consulting on a reduction to their Published Admission Number (PAN) from September 2025. Please find attached the Draft Admissions Policy for September 2025-2026.
I am notifying you that Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School is undertaking a period of consultation on our Admissions Policy. We are proposing to reduce our PAN from 45 to 30 for our Reception intake in September 2025. This is due to significant falling numbers in pupils and very low projected birth rates. The school is seeking to reduce the PAN so that the school can operate effectively and efficiently in future years.
The consultation will run from Monday 20th November 2023 until Monday 8th January 2024.
Please respond with any comments on the consultation to the school via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 8th January 2024.