West End Primary School and Nursery

Be Your West End Best


West End is a single form school with an allocation of 30 places for September 2024.

To apply for a reception place for September 2024 you can apply from 1 November 2023. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2024.

As a local authority maintained school the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who sets our admissions policy every year. Before you begin the application process we recommend you visit Leeds centralised admissions website to gain more information and to read the school's policy - see link below.


If you are applying for a reception place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance.  Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day (16th April).  All children who are allocated a school place for September 2024 will be given the opportunity to meet their teacher and visit the school and their classroom in the summer term.


You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins.  If this is Leeds, go to  The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds school and this includes:

*all the steps you need to go through to make an application

key dates

*a search tool to see if your home address give 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 our if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place (please note the school admission limit was increased in September 2021 for one year only)
*information about applying under specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after).  If is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.


The admissions video below has further information.  

Pupil Admissions

PO Box 837

Leeds LS1 9PZ

Tel: 0113 222 4414


Watch the clip below for further information on how to apply for a school place.

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.

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

Leeds City Council has delegated the decision making for in-year applications to our Governing Body.  

You can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools ( 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.


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 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 we cannot offer you a place, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and their decision is legally binding. 

Before you appeal you:

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (    

If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2023, you need to submit your appeal by the 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.