Small but Mighty

At Kippax Greenfield, we believe in the power of a close-knit community and the benefits of a small, supportive environment. Our strength is in our size; we admit just twenty children into our school each year which allows every adult in our school to know every child (and vice versa) and every child to feel both valued and heard.

Our mixed-ability class structure fosters an environment where our younger children can find inspiration in the achievements of their older classmates but which also allows our older children to stretch their knowledge by supporting others.

We take pride in our ambitious curriculum which has been deliberately designed with our mixed-age structure in mind in order to cater for the specific requirements of each age group. We understand that children progress at different rates and our curriculum reflects this by offering a flexible and responsive approach to learning. Our teachers skillfully navigate this mixed-age approach to learning, tailoring their instruction to address the specific needs of individual learners. This not only ensures that every child receives a curriculum which is aspirational for all learners but also fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration, where students of different ages work together to reach their goals.

As one child told our Ofsted inspectors in March 2023, “we may be small, but we are great”.


Application timetable

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

Admissions Timetable (2024 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2022
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
16 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
14 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible