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Starting School
By law children must start school from the beginning of the school term after their fifth birthday. In Leeds children normally start school at the beginning of the academic year in which they have their fifth birthday.
Your child must be in full time education the term following their fifth birthday.


Application to start reception class in September 2017


The table shows you a timetable of important dates in the school year. Please use it as a guide.​​​​​

Date Stage
November to 15 January Apply for a school place
18 April Offers this year will be sent out on 18 April
28 April Waiting list deadline
16 May Appeals deadline
May to June Appeals heard
September Start primary school

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2017 you must apply for a school place between 1 November 2016 and 15 January 2017.

School Uniform - expectations at Sharp Lane

As a school we believe that uniform is important. Looking smart contributes to a positive school ethos.

Please find more guidance on our expectations in the attached documents.  Uniform is available at many good local retailers and through our preferred company APC, which can be ordered via Mrs Tiffany at the school office.