to Allerton Bywater Primary School
S Scotland

I am proud and honoured to be the headteacher of Allerton Bywater Primary School (ABPS.)

It’s clear to me that ABPS is a special place, with children eager to succeed and a team of passionate and dedicated staff.

We are an ambitious, two-form entry primary school, proudly serving our local community in East Leeds. We are also part of Brigshaw Learning Partnership - a Multi-Academy Trust of 7 schools educating over 3000 children.

Our mission, ‘through creativity, challenge and connection, we unlock our true potential,’ is at the heart of all we do at ABPS and our core values of confidence, aspiration, respect, equality, integrity and resilience are fundamental. Everything we do at ABPS is underpinned by these values, ensuring that each child is known, cared for and thrives.

We work relentlessly, every day, to create an exceptional school. A school with pupils who are happy, confident, well-informed, and socially responsible, with a love of learning, a thirst for knowledge and a true sense of self-worth. A school we’re all proud to be a part.

We prioritise delivering the highest quality teaching and learning; an enthralling, thought provoking and knowledge rich curriculum and a safe space for reflection and personal growth.

Our children are of course, our focus so we make sure their opinions are listened to, appreciated and acted upon so they can help grow and shape our school for the future.

We value everyone connected with our school too. Particularly, the fabulous Friends of Allerton Bywater (FAB) who help the school raise valuable funds through events and fundraisers.

Alongside our breakfast-club (from 7:30am) and after-school-club (until 5:30pm Mon-Thurs and 4:45pm on a  Friday), we offer an exciting range of extra-curricular activities that help to reinforce all that we stand for.

I think our school is AMAZING. But don’t just take my word for it - the only way to truly find out is by walking through the door and sampling the loving, purposeful and determined atmosphere we’ve created.

However, if you can’t visit in person, please do enjoy looking around our website where I’m confident you’ll get a small insight into what I’ve been talking about.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school and community.

Mrs S. Scotland
Head Teacher

Our Vision and Values


To provide a transformative cradle to career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity. At ABPS this is ‘through Creativity, Challenge and Connection; we unlock our true potential’.

School Values

  • Confidence: we nurture confidence by helping children take ownership of their learning and equipping them with the knowledge that they can rely on their own skills and strengths to succeed.
  • Aspiration: we develop aspiration in our children by exposing them to an array of opportunities and instilling in them a sense of possibility and passion to pursue what they enjoy.
  • Respect: we foster a respect for all people in the community through courtesy, kindness and consideration for all people’s beliefs, feelings and property.
  • Equality: we are one team with one goal, unapologetically ambitious for all in the belief that every child can achieve, regardless of their background or socio economic status.
  • Resilience: We give 100% effort. We don’t make excuses or give up when it’s hard, embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. We know success is achieved incrementally.
  • Integrity: we are open about our successes and areas for growth and take responsibility to become better, every day.

What do we do?

  • We establish great schools that develop knowledge, character and cultural capital to prepare children for lives of choice and opportunity, and to play an anchor role in our community.
  • By the age of 18, we want every child to have the option of university or a high quality alternative

How will we succeed?

  • Culture: love, structure and high expectations for all
  • Building great teachers: high impact school improvement, CPD and instructional coaching
  • Powerful cradle to career curriculum: knowledge rich, raises aspirations and builds cultural capital

Brigshaw Partnership Vision and Values

We're proud to belong to the Brigshaw Learning Partnership MAT, working together with six other school, sharing our experiences, expertise and resources. Our mission is to provide a cradle to career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

Being part of the BLP allows for exceptional education and opportunities in our community and to be part of an all through journey from reception, through to 6th form. Our shared ambition is underpinned by a commitment to our values of equality, integrity and resilience.


  • We are one team with one goal. 
  • We are unapologetically ambitious for all and believe that every child can achieve, regardless of their background or socio economic status. 
  • We work with each other and for each other
  • We know that together we are greater than the sum of our parts.


  • We give 100% effort. 
  • We don’t make excuses or give up when it’s hard
  • We embrace challenges as opportunities for growth. 
  • We know success is achieved incrementally.


  • We are professional, we do the right thing and do it well, 
  • We do what we say we will do. 
  • We are open about our successes and areas for growth and take responsibility to become better, every day.
  • We have a shared moral purpose that enables us to deliver on our commitments.


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)
16 May 2023
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