Nursery places: Is your child beginning Nursery during 2020/21?
Your child is entitled to free Nursery education (15 hours per week) from the term after their third birthday – admission is typically in September, January and April each year. If your child is ready to start Nursery, please contact Admissions and complete the application form. We would be happy to welcome you into Nursery for a visit to see for yourself how wonderful Nursery provision at Victoria Primary Academy is – contact us to arrange a visit.
We also offer 30 hours provision for those families who are eligible for the additional hours. To check your eligibility and for more information, visit the DfE website or contact us and let us help you to secure your child’s place.
Is your child beginning school in September 2021?
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they’ll be ready to start school in September 2021.
At Victoria, we take our role very seriously and pride ourselves on welcoming children into our fantastic Foundation Stage setting. We have an excellent track record in settling children quickly so that they are ready to learn, play and have fun with friends. We encourage you to come and visit us so that we can show you what happens in our school, day to day, and answer any questions you may have. You are very welcome to come along and have a tour of our wonderful school. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit .
You can access information on this page on how to apply for a primary place for your child at Victoria Primary Academy.
|Admissions Timetable 2021/22|
|Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2021||15th January 2021|
|National Offers Day||16th April 2021 (from 10.00am)|
|Deadline date for parents/carers wishing to appeal (please return appeal forms direct to the academy)||14th May 2021|
|Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held||June – July 2021|
|Appeal decision letters to be sent out||Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible|
Reception Intake Admissions
Please apply directly to your own local authority if you live outside Leeds. Please complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if appropriate, and return to the academy. This form is available to download from this page.
Appeals for a Reception Intake place
If your application for a Reception Intake place has been declined by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.
An appeal must be made in writing. An appeal form can be collected from the academy’s reception or downloaded from this page.
Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of us receiving the appeal form. Appeals received after the deadline will be heard whenever practicable.
Please apply directly to the academy using an In-Year Form (IYF) which is available to download from this page.
Appeals for an In-Year Transfer place
If your application for an In-Year Transfer place has been declined by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.
An appeal must be made in writing. Appeal forms can be either collected from the academy’s reception or downloaded from this page.
Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving the appeal form.
If you do not return the completed appeal form to us by the deadline, we will still hear your appeal, but it will be held later in the year.
For both types of appeal the following rules apply:
You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the appeal hearing.
The best time to send evidence is with your appeal form. If you are unable to do this, please send all evidence at least 7 school days before the hearing. If evidence is received after this time the Independent Appeals Panel will decide whether this evidence can be heard or not.
The academy will send its evidence to you at least 7 days before the hearing.
Wherever possible a decision letter will be sent out to you within 5 school days of the hearing.
* School days are those days on which pupils are taught at the academy. They do not include, for example, school holidays or weekends