Admissions Timetable 2020
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2020 15 January 2020
National Offers Day 16 April 2020
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy) 18 May 2020
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held June – July 2020
Appeal decision letters to be sent Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

Reception Intake Admissions
Please apply directly to your own local authority if you live outside Leeds. Please complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if appropriate, and return to the academy. This form is available to download from this page.

In-Year Admissions
Please apply directly to the academy using an In-Year Common Preference Form (ICPF) which is available to download from this page.

Nursery Admissions
Please apply directly to our school to secure your place. You can complete a quick form at the school office or alternatively, download, complete and hand this form into the school office.
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Open Day Sessions

Please come along to one of our Open Days where we will be delighted to show you our school.

  • Thursday 14 November 2019 – 9.00 am to 10.30 am and 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Thursday 9 January 2020 – 9.00 am to 10.30 am and 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Apply for your child to start Reception in September 2020

Admission arrangements for children entering school in Reception are dealt with by Leeds City Council and this information can be found in their composite prospectus.

We have one intake each year at the start of the Autumn Term. Pupils are eligible to be admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. Prospective parents are most welcome to make an appointment to look around our school or to visit on our Open Day.

Parents are asked to complete preference forms in the Autumn of the year before the child starts school. Places are allocated in the late Spring / early Summer Term – we have a maximum intake of 60 children. Following this stage, some parents choose to appeal if their choices have not been met.

Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to a Welcome Meeting with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have.

This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teacher and other support staff. Soon after, children are invited to spend time in their new class as part of the transition process.

If we are unable to offer you a place the Leeds City Council Admissions Team will contact you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools. You will have the right of appeal to an Independent panel for the school you have been refused.

How to apply – Invitation to apply letters

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2020 you will receive a letter before 1 November 2019, inviting you to apply for a place for your child between 1 November 2019 and 15 January 2020.

The letter will inform you of your nearest school. This is the school at which your child has a higher priority for admission under the school’s admission policy.

It is recommended that you include this school as one of your five preferences, even if it is your fifth preference, although there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place at this school.

Before you apply:

To Apply Online:

you will need a valid email address. We will be holding sessions in school so that parents can use our PCs to complete the online application (keep an eye on our website www.ryecroft.leeds.sch.uk for further details).

After completing your online application, you will receive an email confirming it has been received. If you don’t receive an email, your application has not been completed properly. You should log back in and make sure the form is fully completed.  If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

The online application form will be available to use from 1 November 2019 for applications to start Reception class in September 2020. ​​​

You must submit an application even if you would like a place at your priority catchment school or your child has a sibling in school.

If your application for a Reception Intake place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.

An appeal must be made in writing. An appeal form can be collected from the academy’s reception or downloaded from this page.

Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of us receiving the appeal form. Appeals received after the deadline will be heard whenever practicable.

If your application for an In-Year Transfer place has been refused by the Academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.

An appeal must be made in writing. Appeal forms can either be collected from the Academy’s reception or downloaded from the Academy’s website.

Please return the completed appeal form to the Academy within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place (this is called “the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving the appeal form.

If you do not return the completed appeal form to us by the deadline, we will still hear your appeal, but the appeal will be held at a later agreed date.

You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the appeal hearing.

The best time to send evidence is with your appeal form. If you are unable to do this, please send all evidence at least 7 school days before the hearing. If evidence is received after this time the Independent Appeals Panel will decide whether this evidence can be heard or not.

You will be sent the Academy’s evidence and appeal papers at least 7 days before the hearing.

*School days are those days on which students are taught at the Academy. They do not include, for example, school holidays or weekends.

Downloadable Forms

TGAT In-Year Common Preference Form
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TGAT Appeal Form
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Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
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Additional Information Form (AIF)
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