Joining Us

We are a community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who set our admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission policy by clicking here.

We very much hope that you feel our school is the right one for you and we would recommend that you visit our Prospectuses page where you will find our latest Nursery Prospectus and School Prospectus documents and videos.

Pudsey Bolton Royd Primary is a two-form entry community school. Our PAN (Published Admission Number) for Key Stage 1 and 2 classes is 60 - giving each class a maximum of 30 children. In addition, our Nursery offers morning and afternoon options, giving a total of 102 places to children aged 3 and 4 years.

Information is issued to parents/carers of nursery-aged children about applying for places at our school and other local authority schools.  We are happy to welcome you and your child to visit the school prior to making your choice – either by appointment or by attending our annual open day in November. Please contact us for more information. Applications for Nursery places can be made directly to the School office.  The Ten Year Childcare Strategy states that all 3 and 4 year olds have an entitlement to 15 hours free childcare provision a week.  Children are admitted to Nursery in the half term after their third birthday, providing there are places available.

The school is organised around three Key Stages:

Foundation Stage

Nursery and Reception

Key Stage 1

Years 1 and 2

Key Stage 2

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Please get in touch with our office to discuss this. One of our team will give you a call back and arrange a tour of School. We strongly encourage you to visit the 'Prospectuses' section of our website under the 'Admissions' tab so that you can see what we have to offer.

If you want to transfer your child to/from a different school during the academic year, you will need to visit this website for advice:
Before You Move Schools - Leeds City Council

Applications for Reception places for September 2023 closed on 15th January 2023.

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 2018 and 31 August 2019 are due to start reception in September 2023.
1 November 2022  Applications open. You can apply online at
15 January 2023 National deadline for applying for Reception 2023.
12 February 2023 Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time for our school.
28 February 2023 Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding 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 in May.
17 April 2023 National offer day (first working day after 16 April).
1 May 2023 First cut off for waiting list requests and deadline for accepting offers.
15 May 2023 Any reception appeal submitted by this date will be heard before the summer holidays start. Leeds City Council arranges our appeals.
May to end of August 2023 Any available places automatically allocated from waiting lists by the local authority. Lower preference school offers are also withdrawn automatically (even if accepted).
June to July 2023 Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
September 2023 Start primary school

Applications for places for September 2024 will not open until the start of the 2023-24 academic year in September.

As a Community School, we will follow Leeds City Council’s Admission Policy regarding children entering full-time education.  This entitles each child to a full-time place in Reception at the start of the school year in which they become five years of age.  Applications for places in Reception must be made directly to the authority where you pay your council tax (e.g. Leeds or Bradford). Here are the phone numbers for both authorities and the website where you can find more information about their admissions procedures:
If you live in Leeds, apply by clicking here and call 0113 222 4414 if you have any questions.
If you live in Bradford, apply by clicking here and call 01274 439200 if you have any questions.

If your child comes to our Nursery it does not mean that they will automatically have a place at our Reception. Even if you want your child to continue to come to our school you must apply for a place and you need to apply to your local council. 

Please make sure you apply, as children have lost their place at our school in previous years due to a place not being applied for. Once you have applied you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check you have received this, if not you must contact the council.  

If you need help completing the application process and your child attends our Nursery, please speak to a member of the Nursery staff.