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Reception 2024 Starters

We are very excited to welcome all the new Reception starters to school in September 2024. We are pleased to have been over-subscribed again this year, and wish to thank all parents/carers who have contacted us and accepted your child's school place.


Please see the below flyer for information on our New Starter visits for children who are due to start Reception in September 2024. Please click on the below PDF version of the flyer to access links. 


Key Information for Applications

Applications open: 1st November 2023
Applications close: 15th January 2024


Leeds City Council website is the place to make all applications for school places and contains links and other useful information on the process.

We would advise making an application as soon as you can so that this is registered. You can then update your preference for schools up to the closing date. More information can be found on our admissions page on our website.

New Starters 2024 Information

New Reception Presentation 2023

Useful links and contact details

· School email:

· Our School Website


To find out more about our school…


· View our presentation on our school/Reception class

· See our weekly school newsletters on our website— News & Events—Latest News

· Watch our virtual tour video

· Read our latest Ofsted report— Ofsted Report

· See what parents think of our school—Ofsted Parent View




Virtual Tour

Still image for this video

Reception Intake

How to apply for a September 2024 place

Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are due to start primary school in September 2024.


If you are applying for a reception place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day.


You must apply to the local authority i.e.  where you make council tax payments. If this is Leeds, go to The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and this includes:   

  • all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • a search tool to see if your home address gives any higher priority for admission to any school(s)
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal - apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • data about who got a place in the last 3 years - this will help you work out if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place.

Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.


You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video ) for more information. 

The council’s social media pages will also tell you about any Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.


You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website       Check a school's admissions details (


Application timetable - The below timetable applies to Primary School applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates.


Application timeline

Primary school applications, important dates

1 November 2023Applications open
15 January 2024National deadline for applying
12 February 2024Deadline for late applications and changes (for schools which follow our admissions policy)
16 April 2024National offer day

About our school

We are a local authority maintained community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who sets our admission policy every year.   

You can read our school’s admission policy at Our school admissions policies (


Number of pupils210
Education phasePrimary
Age range5 to 11
Type of schoolCommunity school
FaithNot applicable
SpecialismNot applicable
FacilitiesBreakfast club and After School Club


Admissions policy

Places are offered in priority order. Children who meet the first priority will get a place before children who meet the second.


Admissions year

September 2023 to July 2024

Number of places (published admission number)


Summary of admissions policy

1. Looked after and previously looked after children including children who were adopted from state care outside of England (evidence required).

2. Children with exceptional social or medical needs that can only be met at a specific school (evidence and conditions apply).

3. Children who have a brother or sister attending the school (conditions apply).

4. Children who live in the catchment priority area for the school.

5. Other children, by straight line distance.


You should read the full admissions policy before applying. For some criteria, you may need to send extra information.

Full admissions policies

Leeds City Council admissions policy

Catchment area map

Catchment area map PDF (3 MB)

Check if you live in a catchment area


Last child offered a place

Find out which admissions priority the last child met and how far they lived from the school (if applicable) in previous years. All distances are measured as a straight line.


Last child offered a place at Manston Primary School:

Offer day 2023

Distance in miles: 0.418

Priority admitted: 4

Priority summary: In-Catchment

Offer day 2022

Distance in miles: 0.555

Priority admitted: 5

Priority summary: Any Other Children

Offer day 2021

Distance in miles: 0.495

Priority admitted: 5

Priority summary: Any Other Children


How many people applied (offer day 2023)

How many people applied last year at Manston Primary School

Put as 1st preference40
Put as 2nd preference39
Put as 3rd preference37
Put as 4th preference23
Put as 5th preference17
Total applications (preferences)156


Travel information

Travel information for Manston Primary School

20 mph outside schoolYes
School crossing patrolNo
Parent waiting shelterYes
Cycle storageYes
Scooter storageYes
Cycle routesYes