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Admissions


We are an academy school and the admission authority  Admissions Booklet coveris the Collaborative Learning Trust. There are 255 places for admission to Year 7. The school operates within the framework of the Leeds City Council Admission policy for Leeds community and voluntary-controlled schools. You can find information about schools in Leeds on their website here. You can read our school's admissions policies below:

  • In-year applications to start at our school between September 2021 and July 2022 – read our 2021/22 policy
  • Applications for Year 7 places in September 2022 – read our 2022/23 policy
  • Applications for Year 7 places in September 2023 – read our 2023/24 policy

Details of expressions of preference and final admission numbers for September 2021 were as follows:

Admission limit

255

Total number of preferences

918

   Preference 1

294

   Preference 2

224

   Preference 3

200

Places offered to siblings

133

Admission number (following appeals)

258
How to apply to Year 7 in September 2022

If you are applying for a Year 7 place for September 2022, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by local authorities on national offer day.  The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates.

4th October 2021

Prince Henry’s Open Evening in person and virtually

31st October 2021

Deadline for applying online or returning forms

1st March 2022

Offers released from 9am onwards (the first working day after National Offer Day)

15th March 2022

First cut off for waiting list request

29th March 2022

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms.

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals. All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday

April to August 2022 Places allocated from waiting lists
May to July 2022 Appeals heard by independent appeals panels
September 2022 Start secondary school

Parents and carers are encouraged to read the school's Admission Policy alongside the latest information and guidance regarding admissions, provided by our Local Authority Admissions Team in their guidance booklet and published on the council’s website. You can also find our admissions details on their website here.

You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/apply.

The link to the Leeds City Council Leeds Secondary School Composite Prospectus is here. The LA website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and includes information about:   

  • all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • a search tool to see if your home address gives 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 out if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place.
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video for more information. 

The council’s social media pages will also tell you about any Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.

Appeals

If you are not offered a place at the school you requested, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and the decision is legally binding. 

Before you appeal you:

Leeds City Council Admissions Service deal with the Appeals process for Prince Henry's Grammar School. For further information, click here. If you are applying for a Year 7 place for September 2022, you need to submit your appeal form by the above deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

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.

In Year Transfers

If you wish to apply for a place in Year 7 after the start of the new academic year in which they would start secondary school or in Years 8 to 11, please visit this section of the Leeds City Council Website, where you can find out all about the process, including the online application form.

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.

We are part of the Leeds central in-year application scheme. This means you can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools (leeds.gov.uk).  You can apply for places at our school and most other Leeds schools at the same time on this form. 

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 schools 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.