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Sharp Lane Primary School

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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.

This video takes you through the key steps of applying for your child to start primary, junior or secondary school for the first time.



Starting School Information September 2022


Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start primary school in September 2022. Leeds City Council send out letters reminding parents to apply at the end of October. You can still apply if you do not get a letter. You can apply from 1 November 2021. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2022.  


You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions below (FAQ's).  


Application timeline

Primary school applications, important dates:

1 November 2021Applications open
15 January 2022National deadline for applying
12 February 2022Deadline for late applications and changes (for schools which follow our admissions policy)
19 April 2022National offer day

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 Uniform page.  Uniform is available at many good local retailers and through our uniform supplier Mapac (samples of the products they supply are available in the School Office if you need to check sizing)