Barwick Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, LS15 8RQ

0113 293 0240

St Theresa's Catholic Primary School

Walking in Theresa's Little Way

Welcome to the Admissions Page

Open Day 2022

We will be holding an Open Morning on Thursday 10th November 2022 between 9.30am and 11.30am. It will give  prospective parents the opportunity to have a tour of St Theresa's and to ask any questions about our school or the admissions process. We look forward to welcoming you!

Admission into Main School

 St Theresa’s admission arrangements for 2023/24 can be viewed here:

These are the arrangements made by LCC for VA schools like ours:

2023/2024 admission arrangements for Leeds community and voluntary controlled schools.

 The policy for admission to school is here as are the defined area maps for your consideration are also set out below.  If you have any questions about admission to main school (not Nursery) please contact the school office on 0113 2930240 and ask for Mrs Clark. 

Admission Policy 2023-24.pdf

SIF St Theresa's Primary 2023.pdf

Admissions for Sept 2022-2023:

The process of admissions for Sept 2023/24 will open very soon and parents will be notified of their child's allocated school on Offer Day, 7 April 2023.  If you have any queries about this process or wish to appeal the decision/allocation for your child then please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 0113 2930240 and ask for Mrs Clark. 

Following consultation in Dec 2020 and January 2021 the defined area of our two St John Henry Newman Parish Schools, St Theresa’s and Corpus Christi Primary was amended.  The proposed defined areas below have been adopted following the consultation process:

St Theresa School Defined Area Map 2023-2024

Corpus Christi Defined Area Map 2023-2024 

Admission Arrangements:

If you are interested in applying for a place at St Theresa’s Catholic School then I would advise you to contact school and come and meet us!  We are very friendly and we will guide you through the admissions process.  Please ask for Mrs Clark who is the Business Manager who handles admission enquiries on behalf of the Governing Body.  The Board of Governors is the Admissions Authority at St Theresa’s and it is they who make decisions relating to all applications to the school. The defined area maps (above) show the defined area as described in the school’s Admissions Policies.

There are three pages on this tab.  Each explains how you apply to come to our school:

Initial Admissions Process for Reception: September 2023: open in Autumn Term 2022

This page explains fully how you apply to our school in the initial round of admissions for Reception for September 2023.  You will use this information if your child is 3-4 years old and will be 5 between September 2023 and August 2024.

In Year Transfer Requests: Admission to Main School (F2 – Y6):

This page explains fully how you go about applying for a place at St Theresa’s outside of the initial round of admissions.  This looks very complicated but isn’t really!  It is always best to contact school in these circumstances and talk to Mrs Clark and she will explain everything. There are usually two reasons for moving school; you have moved house or you are unhappy in your current school.  In both cases you must apply for an In-Year Common Preference Form and get this signed by your school’s Head Teacher.  We always advise that you speak to your current school before approaching us.

Admissions to Nursery:

This page explains how you apply for a place in our community Nursery.  We offer 30hour and fully flexible 15hr provision including before and after school care (wrap-around care) for our Nursery aged children.  This page explains how this can be accessed and who to contact for advice.  If you want to know more please contact school and ask for Mrs Childerson.

Admissions Appeals:

If you apply to the school and your application is unsuccessful then you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. The Governors will write to you in a timely manner and explain the appeal process to you in the letter. If you would like to appeal for a place at our school you must complete the appropriate Leeds City Council appeal form within 20 days of your letter of rejection. The forms can be found on LCC's appeals webpage: Completed appeal forms can either be e-mailed to or posted to Leeds City Council, PO Box 837, Admissions, Leeds, LS1 9PZ. If you would like a paper copy of the form please contact Leeds City Council’s Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414.

John Hutchinson,

Interim Executive Head Teacher

Updated, September 2022