Deadline for applying for a year 7 place in 2021 approaches

Parents and carers have until 31 October to submit their applications for their child’s secondary school place (year 7) for September 2021. Families are advised to use all five of their preferences to give their child the best chance of being allocated a place at a preferred school as using less doesn’t increase the…

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New adult learning courses now available in communities across Leeds

An exciting programme offering adults the chance to learn a new skill or improve their knowledge of different subjects and topics has officially launched this month. Running throughout the academic year, a variety of courses for adults aged 19 and over will be available through Leeds Adult Learning, commissioned by Leeds City Council. Funded by the…

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A-level results are in for Leeds students

Around 4,300 Leeds pupils received their A level results after a challenging and unprecedented academic year. On 18 March, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that GCSE and A-level exams would be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, schools were asked to produce Centre Assessed Grades for their students.  These are the most…

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Council to introduce first ‘School Streets’ in Leeds

Leeds School Streets pilot scheme launches on Monday, 1 June, with up to six Leeds primary schools taking part. Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School, Pudsey; Ingram Road Primary School, Holbeck; Cross Gates Primary School, Cross Gates; Thorpe Primary School, Thorpe; Clapgate Primary, Middleton; and Lane End Primary, Beeston are the first schools to take…

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Leeds City Council statement on re-opening primary schools

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council executive member for learning, skills, employment and equality said: “Last week, the Government declared which year group cohorts (Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6) can return to school from June 1 at the earliest, joining those pupils who have been eligible to attend school throughout the past…

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Consultation begins for new SEND places in Leeds

Consultation has started in Leeds on plans for a new special free school for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The number of children and young people with SEND living in Leeds has increased over the past decade, leading to an increase in demand for specialist provision. To make…

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Applications open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents and carers across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for September next year. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2020 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Parents and carers are…

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Consultations begin on new school places in east Leeds

Consultation has started this week on provision of new school places in east Leeds. Leeds City Council is proposing to permanently expand Micklefield Church of England Primary School to admit an additional 10 children into reception from September 2021, increasing the number of places from 20 to 30. As these places are filled and…

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Applications now open for Leeds primary school places

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s Reception school place for next September. Parents and carers can visit the Leeds City Council website – www.leeds.gov.uk to complete an online application for their child’s primary school place, before the closing date of 15 January 2019. For those applying…

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Leeds GCSE students celebrate exam results

Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results on Thursday 23 August. Around 7300 years 11 pupils in the city are receiving their results, with early signs suggesting that many students are continuing to do well. Last year’s cohort was the first group to take reformed GCSEs in Maths and English. This was…

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