The Chief Executive of Leeds City Council makes the offer of a school place at Ralph Thoresby School for Year 7 on behalf of the Governing Body who are the admitting authority.
Headteachers or school-based staff are not authorised to offer a child a place for Year 7 for September entry. The Governing Body makes the offer of places in all other year groups and for entry to Year 7 outside the normal admissions round.
180 Places will be available for Year 7 in September 2021.
Where there are fewer applicants than places available, all applicants will be offered a place.
Children with an education, health and care plan which names Ralph Thoresby School will be admitted to the school. Where there are more applicants than places available, we will offer places to children in the following order of priority.
a) Children in public care or fostered under an arrangement made by the local authority or children previously looked after by a Local Authority.
b) Pupils without an EHC plan but who have Special Educational Needs, or with exceptional medical or mobility needs, that can only be met at a specific school.
Children with older brothers or sisters who will be at school at the start of the academic year when the applicant is due to start, and are living at the same address. This priority will not apply where the older sibling joined the sixth form from a different school.
We will give priority to applicants where the application is for the nearest priority school.
We will give priority to applicants who choose a Leeds school which is not their nearest priority school.
If we have more applications which meet any one of these priorities than there are places available, we will offer places first to children living closest to the school, measured in a straight line.