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Key Information


Admissions arrangements for Pudsey Grammar School are provided by Leeds City Council.

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Parents applying for their child to join Pudsey Grammar School in the September of Year 7

Pudsey Grammar School sets its own admission policy every year in line with Leeds City Council Admissions Policy.

Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 215.

For September 2024 we have agreed with Leeds City Council for a temporary increase to 225.

You can read our school’s admission policies on the website under the tab Key Information/School Policies.

How to apply for a Year 7 place for September

If you are applying for a Year 7 place for September, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by local authorities on national offer day.  

You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to The LA website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and includes information about: 

  • all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • a search tool to see if your home address gives any higher priority for admission to any school(s)
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal - apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • data about who got a place in the last 3 years - this will help you work out if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place.
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.

You also need to make an application to the local authority asking for a place at our school. You do this online at the above link.  If you don’t send the application to the local authority, you won’t have made a valid application for a place at our school. 

You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video for more information. 

The council’s social media pages will also tell you about any Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.

You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website Pudsey Grammar School Admissions

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates.


1 August

Applications open.  You can apply online at 

31 October

National deadline for applying

28 November

Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time by our school

31 December

Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence.


Any new applications received by Leeds City Council after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in April


1 March (following year)

National offer day

15 March

First cut off for waiting list requests

29 March

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms.

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals. All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday

April to August

Places allocated from waiting lists

May to July

Appeals heard by independent appeal panels


Start secondary school


If you are not offered a place at the school you requested, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and the decision is legally binding. 

Before you appeal you:

Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (    

If you are applying for a Year 7 place for September, you need to submit your appeal form by the above deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.

Other appeals

You can appeal because you want your child to attend a particular school. These are successful if the panel agree that the reasons for your appeal outweigh the school's decision not to admit any more children.

Wanting your child to go to a school because you think it is the best one in the area is not likely to convince the panel that your child should get a place there.

If your child is offered a place in September for Year 7

On receipt of your offer letter/e-mail you should contact the Pudsey Grammar Main School Office on 0113 2558277 to secure your place. A member of our Transition Team will visit your child at their primary school prior to the Year 6 visit day in June. You will be invited, by letter, to a New Parents Evening in June where you and your child will receive support and guidance to ensure you are prepared for the exciting step of joining Pudsey Grammar School in September.

Parents applying for their older child (not joining in September of Year 7) to join Pudsey Grammar School

If you're moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application.

Moving schools can be a difficult experience for a child. You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see what support they can offer you.

How to apply for an in-year place

We are part of the Leeds coordinated in-year application scheme. This means you can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools (  You can apply for places at our school and most other Leeds schools at the same time on this form. 

If you have moved house, please upload evidence of the house move with the online application. You can find out what you need to provide on the above website.   

We have to offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application and we will contact you with our decision about offering you a place.  We will tell you our decision no later than 15 schools days from when you apply.   

If we cannot offer you a place, we will

  • write to you to explain the reasons,
  • explain how you can appeal and
  • add your child to our waiting list in case a place becomes free.

Our waiting lists are kept until end of each school year. You will need to make a new application if you want to be on the waiting list for the following school year.

Extra Information

Pudsey Grammar School Catchment Map

Our Admission Policies