Admissions

Admission to Secondary School for Academic Year 2024/25

We are a Community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who sets our admission policy every year.

You can read our school’s admission policy at our school admissions policies (leeds.gov.uk)

How to apply for a September 2024 place

If you are applying for a Year 7 place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance. You can apply from 1 August 2023. The deadline is 31 October 2023.

Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day which is 1 March 2024.

If you applied through our online application portal, you will receive an email with your child's offer.

If you applied in any other way, you'll receive an offer letter to your registered home address (a few days after offer day).

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

  • 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

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 https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/check-school-details/display-details?schoolid=11

 

Allerton High School Admission Details

Admissions year - September 2024 to July 2025

Number of places (published admission number) - 280

Summary of admissions policy   

Leeds City Council approved a permanent expansion at Allerton High School for 280 places in Year 7 from September 2022 onwards.

Places are offered in priority order. Children who meet the first priority will get a place before children who meet the second.

1. Looked after and previously looked after children including children who were adopted from state care outside of England (evidence required).

2. Children with exceptional social or medical needs that can only be met at a specific school (evidence and conditions apply).

3. Children who have a brother or sister attending the school (conditions apply).

4. Children living in the school’s catchment area a) children in zone one b) children in zone two

5. Other children, by straight line distance.

You should read the full admissions policy before applying. For some criteria, you may need to send extra information.

Full admissions policies https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/our-school-admissions-policies   

Catchment area map https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Schools/map383-4032.pdf

Check if you live in a catchment area https://forms.leeds.gov.uk/SchoolCatchment

 

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are due to start Year 7 in September 2024

1 August 2023

Applications open. You can apply online at https://parentportal.leeds.gov.uk

31 October 2023

National deadline for applying for Year 7 September 2024 places

28 November 2023

Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time.

31 December 2023

Final date Leeds City Council uses for late applications or receiving change of address evidence.

Any new applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations

1 March 2024

National offer day

15 March 2024 First cut off for waiting lists requests and deadline for accepting offers
29 March 2024 Any Year 7 appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holidays start. Leeds City Council arranges our appeals
April to end of August 2024 Any available places automatically allocated from the waiting lists by the local authority. Lower preference school offers are also withdrawn automatically (even if accepted)
May to July 2024 Appeals heard by independent appeal panels

September 2024

Start secondary school

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.

This includes:

  • Applications for a place in Year 7 after the start of term in September
  • Applications for a place in all other year groups (Years 8 to 11)

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 (leeds.gov.uk).You 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.

  1. 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.

Appeals

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 (leeds.gov.uk)

If you are applying for a year 7 place for September 2024, you need to submit your appeal by the 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.

Leeds City Council 2023/2024 Admission Arrangements Policy:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/our-school-admissions-policies/coordinated-admission-scheme-for-schools-in-leeds-2023-to-2024

To apply for a place in our Sixth Form please contact the Post-16 team at school who will be able to help you with your enquiry. Please see the Admissions section on the Post 16 link on our homepage.

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