Starting School in Reception

We follow the Leeds Admissions Policy (please see below) which states that children may commence school at the beginning of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. The local authority determines the school admission limit and this will only be exceeded at the Authority’s discretion.

The local authority will send parents a preference form before their child is eligible to start school.  Parents may make enquiries to the school but must send their preference form to Pupil Admissions via the admissions portal on the Leeds City council website. This can be found here:

If you need help with your application you can telephone admissions on 0113 222 4414 or emailing

If you are considering sending your child to Lower Wortley Primary School, please contact the school office to arrange an opportunity to look around the school or you can view our digital prospectus here.

Mid-Year Transfers

If you would like your child to change from their existing school and start at Lower Wortley, you must complete an in-year preference form which is available from your child's current school.  If there is a place available we will advise you of a date that your child may start school.  However, if we are unable to offer you a place, we will send your form to the admissions team at the local authority who will place you on our school waiting list and may be able to help you find an alternative school place.

Please follow this link to visit the Leeds City Council website for school admissions and view the City Council school admissions policy:

If you wish to make an appeal for a school place please use this link to visit the Leeds City Council school appeals information page:

Starting Nursery

Children must be three years of age to attend the Nursery.  Any enquiries must be made directly to the school. We currently only offer morning or afternoon sessions for 15 hours provision.  Parents may make a preference for morning or afternoon session, but cannot be guaranteed their choice. Children must attend all five sessions each week. A waiting list is kept by the school and a child’s name may be entered after the child’s first birthday. Parents and carers will be approached by Nursery staff once a place becomes available to arrange a start date as well as a mutually convenient time for a home visit prior to the child starting Nursery.

We are also able to offer a limited number of places for FEEE 30 hours provision places.  Parent/carers wishing to take up this offer will need to provide their National Insurance Number and Eligibility Voucher Code to the school office when enquiring about a place.  If you are a working parent/carer and wish to check your eligibilty you can do so on the government website.

Please read our full Nursery Admissions Policy which is on our policies pagehere.