Nursery  »  Starting School

Meeting for Parents of children who require a school place for September 2020
We are inviting parents and carers of children who require a school place for September 2020 to attend an open evening on Monday 18th November 2019 at 6pm, in the main school hall.
The evening will begin with a talk from the head teacher, include an opportunity to meet with key staff in school and time to visit each classroom.  Teachers from throughout school will be available during this evening and all teaching and learning spaces will be open for you to view throughout school.
Please contact the school office in order to book a place(s) at this meeting:
TEL: 0113 2574129; e-mail:

Please note: This evening is aimed at parents only and children should not attend.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, there will be an alternative opportunity to look around school.
Please contact school to book a place at this event using the contact details above. 

Starting school
During your child's time at Nursery, they will learn many of the skills they need to have a successful and enjoyable time during their first school years. As well as learning about numbers, letters and how to use equipment, they also learn about making friendships, sharing and taking turns with resources and how to deal with challenging situations, such as falling out with their friends. 
At Pudsey Primrose Hill Nursery, we will support your child in acquiring these skills in a variety of ways, for example by building relationships with their key worker and through supporting their play in the areas of provision.

When it is time for you to apply for your child to go to school, you should receive information from your local council on their specific application requirements. The following information about applications to school is taken from the Leeds City Council website:

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.

If a child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, he or she will start primary school in September 2020. 
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you must apply for a school place between the 1 November 2019 and 15 January 2020.
Your child must be in full time education the term following their fifth birthday.  
It is important that you submit your application within these dates. 

Please visit the website for further information:

Please be aware that a place a Pudsey Primrose Hill Nursery, does not guarantee a school place at Pudsey Primrose Hill. You must apply for a school place following your local council's procedures.