Starting School

We follow the Leeds Admissions Policy 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, Merrion House, Leeds, LS2 8DT.  Telephone: 0113 2224414.

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.

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:

Starting Nursery

 Children must be three years of age to attend the Nursery.  Any enquiries must be made directly to the school. 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 will be approached by Nursery staff to arrange a mutually convenient time for a home visit prior to the child starting Nursery.

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