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If you are interested in sending your child to Colton Primary School and would like to find out more about the school, have a look around, or to be sent a copy of our prospectus, do not hesitate to contact the school Reception on 0113 264 7514.   

Our admissions arrangements are managed centrally through the Admissions Team at Leeds City Council Children's Services.

Applying for primary places to start September 2025

The application window opens on 1 November 2024. Parents may receive a ‘nearest school’ letter from Leeds City Council during October.

Parents will be informed on 16th April 2025 (National Offer Day). 

The deadline for Reception applications for September 2025 is 15th January 2025 

Apply online and see further details

A quick guide to Leeds School admissions


Appeals Procedure

Parents and carers may appeal against the Trust’s decision not to offer their child a place at the school. The appeals are arranged by Leeds City Council.  Appeals submitted for a Reception place, for a child to start school at the beginning of the academic year in September 2024, will need to be received by Leeds City Council’s deadline to guarantee being heard before the new school year starts (see below link).

Find Leeds City Council’s appeals timetable containing deadlines and timescales

In-Year Applications 2024/25

If you would like to change schools, or if you are moving into the area for example, you can apply for a school transfer by making an in-year application.

An in-year application is for the admission of a child to Austhorpe Primary School if submitted on or after the first day of the first school term of the admission year; or it is for the admission of a child to any other age group at any time.

Red Kite Learning Trust and its Leeds schools are part of the Leeds City Council coordinated in-year admissions scheme.

How to Apply

Parents and carers may apply at any time for an in-year school place.  Application forms are provided and processed by Leeds City Council School admission enquiries - (tel. 0113 222 4414).

You can apply for a place online using the local authority in-year application form at: Before you move schools ( 

If you have moved to a new house, please upload evidence of the move with the online application.

Parents and carers will be notified in writing by the local authority of the school’s decision. This will be within 15 school days of your in-year application being received. 

If the school is unable to offer a place, your child’s name will automatically be added to the school’s waiting list, which will be kept open until the end of the school year in July 2025.   Where a place becomes available, this will be offered from the waiting list, based on the oversubscription criteria within the school’s admissions policy.

Admissions Policy 2024/25

Our waiting lists are kept until the 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.

In-Year Appeals

If your in-year application is unsuccessful, you will have the right of appeal against the school’s decision.

Appeals are arranged by Leeds City Council and you can find the appeal form and information at: School appeals ( 

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Colton Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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