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    New Year 7 Intake

    Applications for admission BRIGSHAW HIGH SCHOOL must be made by completing the Local Authority’s Common Application Form, naming the BRIGSHAW HIGH SCHOOL as a preference on the form obtained from: Leeds City Council Admissions Team.  Parents/carers will be notified of decisions on places allocated for September during the first few days of March. If a parent/carer does not receive a letter from the Admissions Team within the first week of March they should contact them direct on 0113 222 4414.

    Leeds City Council has developed a YouTube video offering a step by step guide to completing the online admissions application form for Year 7 places in September 2016. The video is designed to help parents through the application process. Please see the link below:

    Applying for Secondary School - A How To Guide

    Once a parent/carer receives notification from Leeds City Council that their child has been allocated a place in Year 7 at Brigshaw High School they will also receive a welcome letter from the school. This letter will explain the next steps of the transition process and also contain a reply slip which must be signed and returned to the main office at Brigshaw indicating if the place is accepted or declined. Telephone notification is not permitted. Parents/Carers do not need to contact the school via telephone in the first instance, but if a letter from Brigshaw has not been received by 5th March parents should then contact the school directly to accept or decline the place on offer. This can be done by calling 0113 2878900 and asking to speak to our Admissions Administrator or by emailing office@brigshaw.com marking the email for the attention of the Admissions Administrator.

    Should a parent/carer choose to decline the place allocated, they will be asked to follow this up with a letter clearly stating their reasons for doing this and this can either be emailed to the address above or posted to:-

    Brigshaw High School, Brigshaw Lane, Allerton Bywater, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 2HR

    Appeals Timetable 2018
    National Offers Day - 1st March 2018
    Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal
    (please return appeal forms to the academy)  - to be confirmed
    Date on which Year 7 appeal hearings will be held May to July 2018 (TBC)
    Appeal decision letters to be sent Within 5 working days from date of hearing to wherever possibleIn Year Admissions


    From September 2013, whilst Leeds City Council still have sole responsibility for the new Year 7 intake from the surrounding Primary Schools, all high schools will be legally required to manage and process their own in-year admissions. As a result of this parents/carers should now contact the school directly to arrange a visit to look around the school and request an In-Year Common Preference Form (ICPF), which is to be completed and returned to school. Alternatively, you can click on the link below to download a form for completion and return it to school. Please mark all returned forms and correspondence for the attention of the Admissions Administrator.

    In Year Common Preference Form

    Once the ICPF has been received, Brigshaw staff will make a series of checks in relation to attendance and behaviour of the applicant from the previous school. Where attendance is above 85% and there are no fixed term exclusions recorded a letter may be received directly from the school notifying the parent of an offer of a place. If the threshold criteria have not been met, a letter will be sent rejecting the application with the reasons stated. Such cases will be referred to the Fair Access Panel with Leeds City Council Admissions team.

    Appeals for an in year transfer place 2017-18


    If your application for an In-Year Transfer place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.
    An appeal must be made in writing. Appeal forms can be either collected from the academy’s reception.
    Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving the appeal form.
    If you do not return the completed appeal form to us by the deadline, we will still hear your appeal, but it will be held later in the year.

    Please click this link for our full Admissions Policy for 2016/17
    and click this link for our full Admissions Policy for 2017/18 and our appeals process

    Our new admissions policy for 2018/19 admissions can be found here

    Appeals Timetable 2018

    National Offers Day

    1st March 2018

    Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal

    (please return appeal forms to the academy)

    to be confirmed

    Date on which Year 7 appeal hearings will be held

    May to July 2018 (TBC)

    Appeal decision letters to be sent

    Within 5 working days from date of hearing to wherever possible