Barwick Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, LS15 8RQ

0113 293 0240

St Theresa's Catholic Primary School

Walking in Theresa's Little Way

Admission to Reception/F2 for September 2023

If you wish to make application to St Theresa’s for Reception for September 2023 then you will need to contact Mrs Clark in the school office and she will advise you what to do (once the process opens in November 2022). 

PLEASE NOTE: The process of admissions for September 2022 is NOW COMPLETE and offer letters were sent out in April 2022.  If you are new to the area and need advice please contact Mrs Clark in the school office on 0113 2930240.

The application process for September 2023 is also explained below. 

If your child is of statutory school age and you wish to apply for a place for your child for Reception (Foundation 2/F2 as it is called now) for September 2023 then you will receive a letter from Leeds City Council in the Autumn of 2022 advising you that you need to complete an Admission Form online. This form must be completed with your school preferences by 15 January 2023.

Please follow the criteria for admissions using the policy below:

Admission Policy 2023-24.pdf

The over-subscription criteria is published in the above policy.  In 2021 we had well over 180 applications for 60 places; 77 of those were first choice preferences.

You must also complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is explained lower down on this page:

SIF St Theresa's Primary 2023.pdf

Application Procedures and Timetable

Failure to provide a Common Preference Form (CPF) would mean that the application is not valid and failure to provide a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) could mean that the applicant is placed in the last criteria.

Parents can apply from around the 1 November 2022 either online through the Local Authority’s website at or by filling in a Common Preference Form (CPF) available from the Local Authority.

  • IF YOU DON NOT APPLY ONLINE then the paper form (the CPF) must be completed and returned to the Local Authority Admissions Team by the 15 January 2023 at: (see below for information about the SIF!) 

Children’s Services,

Leeds City Council

PO BOX 837,



The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available from the School Office or the local authority website should be submitted by January 15th 2022 to the Head Teacher, St. Theresa’s Catholic Primary School, Barwick Road, Leeds, LS15 8RQ.

Parents or carers will be advised of the outcome of their applications in April 2023. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria listed above and advised of their right of appeal to and independent appeal panel.  The Diocese of Leeds will manage our Admission Appeals and will appoint an independent panel to review the case.

The SIF:

It is also absolutely essential that you complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) too as this gives the school vital information needed for our over-subscription criteria (listed in the above policy) should be we need to apply it. In the academic year 2020 – 2021 (places for Sept 2021) we had approx. 186 applications for 60 places so we needed the SIFs to be able to rank the available places fairly and accurately using the over-subscription criteria.  Without a SIF your child will automatically be categorised as ‘other’. 

Just to be VERY clear… your child is NOT categorised as being a Catholic unless they are actually baptised by a Catholic priest (or Deacon) in a Catholic church and have a valid Catholic baptism certificate.  It does not matter if the rest of the family is baptised, if your child isn’t, then they are not categorised as being Catholic and will be classed as ‘other’ on the over-subscription criteria.  This has caused a lot of upset for traditionally Catholic families in recent times which is why we are mentioning it here. Admissions to Nursery is also different to admission to Main School and does not influence the allocation of places to Main School.

You must RETURN the SIF to SCHOOL once it is completed.

A copy of the SIF can be downloaded from here:

SIF St Theresa's Primary 2023.pdf

(The completed SIF MUST be returned to school ASAP along with proof of baptism if your child is a baptised Catholic).