School Admissions

At Leavening Primary School we offer a creative curriculum where learning takes place both indoors and outdoors. The learning environment in our infant classroom and outdoor learning area allows children to learn through play throughout key stage one and is enjoyed by our very youngest children.

We welcome visits to our school and would be happy to show you around our lovely setting.

Please click here to apply for your child’s place in Reception class directly on NYCC’s website 

A reception place at Leavening School is NOT guaranteed – even if your child attends our nursery. We are not involved in the admissions process. This is done centrally. 

Admissions are governed by the Local Authority and parents have the option to appeal against their decisions.

For further information please refer to our admissions policy.


Nursery Admissions

Leavening Primary School offers a 16-place nursery setting. We are able to take nursery children the full term after their 3rd birthday.  If you would like to enquire about a nursery place, please contact the school office.

Nursery children are entitled to 15 universal free hours
A morning session is 3 hours (8.55am-11.55am) and a full day is 5.25 hours.
Any additional hours attended above and beyond those would be chargeable and added to their ParentPay account. 

The lunch hour of nursery care (12pm-1pm) cannot be included in the free hours.  

Acorns children are welcome to have a hot school lunch (£2.50). If children wish to bring a packed lunch, then only the £2.40 lunch hour of nursery care charge would apply. 

Please note, nursery is closed Tuesdays (all day) and Thursday afternoon (although children may stay for lunch until 1pm as per the above costs).