Reception through to Year 6

Deadline to apply for a Reception place – 15 January

For places in any year (apart from nursery)

You should apply on your local authority website.
Places are limited by the number of children we can (legally) accept in each year group.

Apply for a reception place (if you have missed the deadline)

Move to us from another school

If you want to move school, get in touch and we can help you get started. You can complete this online on your council’s website:

For support with this, please contact the in-year transfer team –

Key Dates

For children born between: 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018

When to apply: 1st September 2021 – 15th January 2022
Find out your school place: 16th April 2022
Start Reception: September 2022

For children born between: 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019

When to apply: 1st September 2022 – 15th January 2023
Find out your school place: 16th April 2023
Start Reception: September 2023

For children born between: 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020

When to apply: 1st September 2023 – 15th January 2024
Find out your school place: 16th April 2024
Start Reception: September 2024

Oversubscription Criteria

We admit up to 60 children in Reception each year – this is our PAN (Pupil Admission Number). If fewer than this apply, we offer a place to all applicants.

Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be admitted to the school named on their plan. These children are assigned places before the oversubscription criteria is applied.

We follow the Leeds Local Authority oversubscription criteria. This criteria has now been updated to include: “Children who were in state care outside of England and were then adopted”. We will consult on this new criteria in time for our September 2023 intake, so this criteria won’t apply for children starting at our academy in September 2022.

Leeds Local Authority may need evidence that you meet the priority criteria below.

When there’s more applicants than places available

Priority 1

  1. Children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the local authority or children previously looked after by a Local Authority
  2. Pupils without an EHC plan, but who have Special Educational Needs, or with exceptional medical or mobility needs – that can only be met at Co-op Academy Nightingale

Priority 2

Children with a sibling who’ll start school at the start of the academic year and are living at the same address

Priority 3

Children who live in the catchment area for Nightingale (as defined by Leeds City Council)

Find your catchment area here –

Priority 4

All other children

Tie Breaks

When there’s more children meeting these priorities than places available, we offer places based on distance. Those living closer to the school will be offered a place (when measured in a straight line)


September 2020 – August 2021 Admissions & Appeals Policy

September 2021 – August 2022 Admissions & Appeals Policy

September 2022 – August 2023 Admissions & Appeals Policy

Admissions Policy 2023-2024


If you require any help, your local Council website has lots of information about the process. You can also contact us.

Leeds City Council Admissions Website
Leeds City Council Admissions Helpline – 0113 222 4414