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We are really pleased to welcome you to our school, whether you are just looking at the moment, or whether you have decided and agreed with us to send your child to Burley St Matthias.  There is lots of information on our website whch should give you a good flavour of our school, our ethos, philosophy, curriculum, Ofsted reports etc.  This page has particular information for those considering joining our school family

Virtual Tour of the School

Here is a video tour and introduction to our school.  It's not the most slick, professional video in the world, but it's real and it's honest and that feels more like 'us'.  Hope this is helpful.



Your New Starter Pack

COVID-19 Safety measures

School is operating differently from normal at the moment and this video just goes through the safety measure we have in place.  The full risk assessment is on our website homepage.  Practically, the main thing you need to be aware of is the different start and pick up times:

Even Classes (Reception, Year 2, Year 4, Year 6): Start 8:45am, Finish 3pm

Odd classes (Year 1, Year 3, Year 5): Start 9am, Finish 3:20pm

If you have siblings with different start and finish times you can bring them at the 8:45am and pick them up together at 3:20pm

We thank all our families for your patience and cooperation at this challenging time for everyone.



Applying for a school place at Burley St Matthias

The admission round for children wishing to start Reception in September 2021 opened on 1st  November and families can make applications online until midnight on 15th January 2021 through the Leeds City Council website.    

We have attached our 2021 FAQ document, but would encourage all families to read the information on our ‘Before you apply’ section on the website www.leeds.gov.uk/apply.

Leeds City Council Admissions are unable to hold face to face drop-in sessions this year and so they are holding Facebook question and answers sessions on the dates below or alternatively families can contact the Admissions Team on 0113 222 4414 if they have any questions.

Thursday3 December 2020

6 - 7pm

Tuesday 5 January 2021

4 - 5 pm

Wednesday 13 January 2021

2 - 3 pm

On your application form please remember:  

  • use all 5 preferences, using only use 1 or 2 preferences decreases the chances of being offered a place at a preferred school;
  • any supplementary information needs to be provided by the closing date  (this applies if a child is previously looked after, is seeking admission under exceptional needs or if a family wish to apply for their child to be admitted out of chronological age group);
  • use the child’s actual permanent address. Using that of a friend, relatives, childminder  or renting a property to gain a school place are all considered fraud and places can be withdrawn.  
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