Admissions

 

 

Parents who would like their child to attend Hollybush Primary School are asked to contact the Headteacher. We are always happy to see prospective parents and children to answer any questions they may have

Hollybush Primary School is a Local Education Authority maintained school and as such subscribes to the education Leeds admissions policy.

Nursery

Children are admitted into the Early Years Unit in date of birth order, after their third birthday (places permitting). Nursery Education is on a part-time basis, for 15 hours per week. Whenever possible parents are given the choice of either a morning or afternoon place.

Entry into Reception class

Applications for places are dealt with by Education Leeds Pupil Admissions Department (0113 247 5729). It is Leeds policy to handle all questions and issues arising; schools remain neutral in this process.

We have one intake each year, at the start of the Autumn Term. Reception pupils are normally 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 an Open Day.

Parents are usually 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. We’ve recently had a lengthy waiting list at this stage.

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 an Open Evening 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 visit the Reception class for short visits. At the start of September, just before starting school, each child is visited at home by our Reception class staff.

 

Entry into Years 1 – Years 6

Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admission with the Headteacher. Unlike admission into Reception, an application for a place can be dealt with directly by us. You should use the In-Year Common Preference Form to apply to us and other local schools. We’ll contact Leeds Admissions Team for advice regarding waiting lists and then we can confirm with you in writing whether we can offer a place.

 

Over subscription

As our school was oversubscribed on offer day last year (there were more applications than there were places available), we offered 60 places in line with our admissions policy as follows:

25 children who had a brother or sister at the school (priority 2) were offered a place.
25 children were offered a place because the school was their nearest (priority 4) the furthest allocation distance under this priority was 0.407 miles away.
10 children were offered a place although the school was not their nearest (priority 5) the furthest allocation distance under this priority was 1.056 miles away. Cut-off Distance Map