We are delighted that you are considering sending your child to Morley Victoria Primary School. Below are links to the Leeds Admissions Policy for Nursery and Reception. There is also good advice about how to access a place for children in Years 1 to 6. Please read the policies and procedures very carefully. If you would like any help or advice or to look around our school, please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Entry into Reception Class
Applications for places are dealt with by Leeds City Council (0113 222 4414). Leeds Council will handle all questions and issues arising; we 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.
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.
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 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. Before starting school (if your child has not attended our Nursery), each child is visited at home by our Reception staff.
Entry into Years 1-6
Parents of older children who wish to move schools, or those moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admissions with one of the Co-Headteachers. 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 the Leeds Admissions Team for advice regarding waiting lists and then we can confirm with you in writing whether we can offer a place.
As the school was oversubscribed on offer day last year (there were more applications than there were places available, 92 people requested us as their first choice), we offered places in line with the admissions policy as follows: 1 child with and Educational Healthcare Plan, 1 child was offered a place under priority 1a. 18 children who had a brother or sister at the school (priority 2) were offered a place. 31 children were offered a place because the school was their nearest (priority 4) and furthest allocation distance under this priority was 0.377 miles away. 9 children were offered a place although the school was not their nearest (priority 5) the furthest allocation distance under this priority was 0.349 miles away.