Starting School Reception

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 be 60 from September 2022.

The local authority ask parents to complete a preference form online.

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


Reception Admissions - September 2022

Applications for reception places in September 2022 can be made from 1st November 2021. 

The deadline for applications is 15th January 2022.

Below is a link to the Leeds City Council admissions page, information parent information and also a video link that explains the admissions process:

Leeds City Council Website - School Admissions

Reception Admissions - Information for Parents


In-Year Applications

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 inform you by letter explaining the reason we can not offer you a place with information on how to appeal.

You may still submit your application and can be placed on our waiting list.

In-Year Applications - Information for Parents


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.

We have an admissions policy which can be viewed below:

Starting Nursery - Information for Parents


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: 08:30 - 11:30
  • Monday to Friday: 12:30 - 15:30
  • Monday and Tuesday: 08:30 - 15:30 & Wednesday: 08:30 - 11:30
  • Wednesday: 12:30 - 15:30 & Thursday and 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.

We do offer a small number of 30 hour places to those who are eligible, however these are in high demand and are not available to everyone. Please ask at the office.