We are a voluntary aided school and the admission authority is our Governing Body. The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission policies by clicking the appropriate link from the panel on the right of this page.
Applications for Year 7 places in September 2022:
Read our Admission Policy (2022)
Parents must register their secondary school preferences online with the education authority between 1 August and 31 October 2021 by going to https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions. This website provides all of the information that you will need to apply for a school place.
Please make sure you list Mount St Mary’s as one of your preferences. If you do not, you will not have made a valid application for this school.
Please also complete the Mount St Mary’s supplementary information form (SIF) for 2022. If your child attends one of the primary feeder schools you can either send the SIF to that school or send it to Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School, Ellerby Road, Leeds LS9 8LA by 31 October 2021.
National Offer Day is the 1st March 2022. This is the date that the local authority will notify you as to which school your child has been allocated.
In Year Applications:
Read our Admission Policy (2021) and accompanying SIF (2021).
If you are moving into Leeds or wish to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer (in year application).
We are part of the Leeds coordinated in-year application scheme. Applications should be made online via the Leeds City Council website by going to https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/before-you-move-schools. You can apply for places at our school and most other Leeds schools at the same time on this form. This webpage provides all of the information you will need to apply for an in-year place.
If we receive more than one application for an available place the Governors will make their decision using the oversubscription criteria listed in the appropriate policy. Applicants will be advised of the Governors decision in writing within 15 school days of receipt of the application. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised of the reasons their application was refused and their rights to appeal the Governors’ decision to an independent appeal panel. Applicants will be added to the appropriate waiting list until the end of the current academic year. You will need to make a new application if you wish to be on the waiting list for the following school year.
Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/school-appeals.
You are entitled to appeal when you wish your child to attend a particular school. An appeal is successful if the panel agree that the reasons for your appeal outweigh the school’s decision not to admit any more children.
If parents need more information about the online application process or have any other admission queries, the education authority can be contacted on 0113 2224414.