Guiseley School as a Foundation School has the authority to offer places to all students in Years 7 to 13. The Governors manage all admissions to the school with the exception of
initial entry into Year 7.
The Governors of Guiseley School have adopted Leeds City Council’s admissions
policy for entry into Year 7.
The Chief Executive of Leeds City Council makes all offers of a school place for Year 7 on
behalf of Guiseley School, which is the admissions authority. The Headteacher or school-based staff are not authorised to offer a child a place for this year group.
The published admission number for Guiseley School is 240
- Applications for places in Year 7 open either on line or by post on the 1 August 2016
- The deadline for applications is the 31 October 2016
- National offer day is the 1 March 2017, you will either receive an e-mail if you applied
on line or the offer will be posted on the 1 March by second class post
- Deadline for accepting offers and completing waiting list and appeal forms for all
schools is the 25 March 2017
- Places are allocated form waiting lists and appeals from March 2017 to July 2017
We will offer places to children in the following order of priority:
Children with a statement of special educational needs will be admitted to the school named
on their statement or education health care plan
- a) Children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the local authority.
(see note 2)
b) Students without a statement but who have Special Educational Needs, or with exceptional
medical or mobility needs, that can only be met at a specific school. (See note 3)
Children with older brothers or sisters who will be at school at the start of the academic year
and are living at the same address (see note 4). This priority will not apply where the older
sibling joined the Sixth Form from a different school.
We will give priority to parent//carers who put their nearest school (see note 6). If we have more applications than there are places, we will offer places first to
children living nearest to the school (measured in a straight line) (see note 5).
We will give priority to parent/carers who choose Guiseley School, when it is not the one nearest
to their home address (see note 6). If we have more applications than there are places, we
will offer places first to children living nearest to the school (measured in a straight line) (see
If we cannot offer parent/carers a place for their child at any school they put on their
preference form, we will offer their child a place at the nearest school that has places
available when we make the offer (this may include voluntary aided and foundation schools
or academies where their governing bodies have given us permission to do so).
Children who have been adopted from local authority care, children with a residency order
and those with special guardianship immediately following being Looked After will all be
included within the higher priority for looked-after children (priority 1a).
Leeds City Council promotes inclusion in local schools and it is an expectation in Leeds that
all mainstream schools are able to provide for the majority of children with learning and
medical disabilities. It is also an expectation that all Leeds schools provide an inclusive and
nurturing environment that can meet the needs of those vulnerable children who have social
and emotional needs. Children with exceptional needs who require additional support above
that expected of a mainstream school will usually have a statement or education health care
plan. In some instances there are some children with a particular need such as a significant
physical disability or complex sensory impairment who require the expertise only found in a
particular school, e.g. blind children who need to access Braille. It is these instances where
priority for admission may need to be considered.
Applications in this category must be supported by a SEN SIF, available from the
Admissions Team, which must include a statement in writing from a paediatrician/doctor or
other relevant professional who can evidence why a particular provision is needed over
another. The statement must also evidence why the school of choice is the only school that
can meet the particular need in question. This is necessary as the LA will be assessing if
your child has a stronger case than other children. Cases will be considered individually the
LA in consultation with the school preferenced.
Advice and support can be sought from the Parent Partnership Service on 0113 395 1222.
For these purposes, brothers and sisters must be living at the same address as your child.
Siblings refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step
brother or sister, foster brother or sister. The definition does not include cousins or other
family members sharing a house.
In Leeds we use a straight-line distance system. We use a national computer system to run
our school-admission system. As part of this system there is a program that measures the
‘straight-line’ distance from the centre of the main school building to your home address.
The point we measure to at your home address is determined by the Royal Mail Postcode
Address File. This information provides us with coordinates for every dwelling. If we are
not able to match your address with the Postcode Address File then we will use the centre
of your dwelling.
In the unlikely event there are insufficient places for two (or more) pupils living in the same
building (e.g. flats) or otherwise equidistant from the school, then any final place will be
allocated by the drawing of lots.
If you live in Leeds and your nearest school is a school in another local authority, then your
nearest Leeds school by straight-line distance will be your nearest eligible school. You can
apply for any school but the nearest priority only applies to Leeds schools. It includes all
community and voluntary controlled schools, as well as Foundation schools and Academies
who have chosen to include a priority for ‘nearest’.
If you live in another local authority and the nearest school to your home in a straight line is
a Leeds community, voluntary-controlled or foundation school, or academy we will give you
the relevant priority under our admissions policy.
If you live in another local authority and the nearest school to your home, by straight line, is
a school not in Leeds you are still able to apply for a Leeds School but priority 4 will not
When we say the ‘nearest’ school, we do not include voluntary-aided (faith based) schools.
This is because they apply their own admissions policies and, if they are oversubscribed,
they mainly offer places based on the religion practised by the child and family. If Free
Schools open subsequently that have not included a ‘nearest’ priority these would also be
For admission purposes, the home address is where the child usually lives with their parent
or carer. You must not give the address of a childminder or relative. We will investigate any
queries about addresses and, depending on what we find; we may change the school we
offer your child. When we make an offer, we assume your address will be the same in the
following September as we have on record. If you plan to move house, you must still give
your current address. If you move house after the deadline of 31 October 2015 for
Secondary places, you must tell us your new address as we may have to offer your child a
place at another school.
If you return the preference form after the deadline we cannot guarantee to consider your
preferences at the same time as those received on time. Any secondary applications
returned after 10 December 2016 will only be dealt with once all other preferences have
been considered, unless there are significant and exceptional reasons. Late applications
will be considered before placements are made (where no preference could be met)
Parent/carers will be asked to accept the offer of a school place. This will not affect their position
on any waiting list for a higher preference, or their right to appeal. Parent/carers who do not wish
to accept the offer, or do not accept the offer within a reasonable time, may have the place
After offers have been made on 1st March for Secondary, parent/carers can ask to go on the
waiting list for any school. The waiting list will be held in criteria order of the admission policy
and will close on 22 July 2017. Waiting lists will be held in each year group for applications
outside of the normal admission round closing on 22 July 2017.
Temporary School Site
If a school has to move to a temporary site for any reason, such as the building being
damaged by a fire, we will base our distance measurements on the school’s permanent site.