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Ready to join our community and become part of Team Woodlands?

To apply for Nursery, call our main office

We offer 15 hours per week of free nursery education, with two schedules to choose from:

  • Monday, Tuesday 8:40am-3:15pm and Wednesday 8:40am-11:15am
  • Wednesday 1:00pm–3:15pm and Thursday, Friday 8:40am–3:15pm

Children can join in September, January or April after they turn 3 years old.

Reception through to Year 6 

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)

Deadline to apply for a Reception place – 15 January

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. For Leeds this is –

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 Woodlands

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 Woodlands (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)


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