We are delighted that you are considering sending your child to Blackgates Primary Academy. To learn more about our school, we have a School Prospectus.


Leodis Academies Trust is our Admissions Authority and responsible for admissions to Blackgates Primary Academy. The Trust works with Leeds City Council to follow its common admissions procedure.

Details of how to apply can be found here: School admissions (leeds.gov.uk)


Below are details of:

· how to apply for a Reception place in September 2023,

· details of how to make an application into other year groups (in-year transfer) and how to apply for our Nursery.

If you would like any help or advice or to look around our school, please contact us to arrange an appointment - our number is 0113 887 8155.


Admissions Policy links:

 Admissions Policy for 2023-24

(please click here for further information)

 For the Admissions Policy September 2023-24 please click here




Admissions Timetable 2023

Deadlines date for applications for Reception places in September 2023: 15 January 2023

National Offers Day: 17 April 2023


30 places will be available at Blackgates Primary Academy for entry in Reception in September 2023.

The application process for a Reception place for September 2023 for children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 is open on the 1st November for applications. Children start in full-time education at the beginning of the academic year in which they are 5.

If you are applying for a Reception place for September, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by local authorities on national offer day.

You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, please go to Apply for a primary school (leeds.gov.uk) or you can request a paper application form by contacting the Leeds admissions team on 0113 222 4414.



If you’re moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application.

We are part of the Leeds coordinated in-year application scheme. This means you can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools (leeds.gov.uk). You can apply for places at our school and other Leeds schools at the same time on this form.

If you have moved house, please upload evidence of the house move with the online application. You can find out what you need to provide on the above website.

We offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application and we will contact you with our decision about offering you a place. We will tell you our decision no later than 15 school days from when you apply.



Our nursery is open for applications for academic year 2023-24. Please contact us on 0113 887 8155 if you require any further information.

Deadline for applications for academic year 2022-23 is 31st March 2023.



If you are not offered a place at the academy you requested, you will have the right of appeal. Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk).

If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2023, you need to submit your appeal form by the 16 May 2023 to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.