Starting School

We follow the Leeds Admissions Policy which states that children may commence school at the beginning of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. The local authority determines the school admission limit and this will only be exceeded at the Authority’s discretion.

The local authority will send parents a preference form before their child is eligible to start school.  Parents may make enquiries to the school but must send their preference form to Pupil Admissions, Merrion House, Leeds, LS2 8DT.  Telephone: 0113 2224414.

If you are considering sending your child to St Bartholomew's Primary School, please contact the school office to arrange an opportunity to look around the school.

September 2021 Admissions

The deadline to submit an appeal for Reception is 14th May 2021.


Please follow this link to visit the Leeds City Council website for more information regarding school admissions:

Leeds City Council Website - School Admissions


Mid-Year Transfers

If you would like your child to change from their existing school and start at St Bartholomew's, you must collect and complete a standard application form which is available from the school office.  If there is a place available we will advise you of a date that your child may start school.  However, if we are unable to offer you a place, we will send your form to the admissions team at the local authority who will be able to find you an alternative school place.

Starting Nursery

Children must be three years of age to attend the Nursery. Enquiries must be made directly to the school. Children's names can be put down on the waiting list from any age.

Stay and Play is available for children from the age of 2 and a half who are on the waiting list - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19.

Children receive five free sessions a week. Each session is either a morning or an afternoon. The free sessions can be taken in any combination.

The sessions available are:

Monday to Friday (AM) - 08:30 - 11:30

Monday to Friday (PM) - 11:30 - 15:30

Monday & Tuesday - 08:30 - 15:30

Thursday & Friday - 08:30 - 15:30

Please discuss your preferred choice when you register child. Please note as we fill up not all sessions will be available.