Navigating the education system can prove very difficult, whether it is enrolling your child in school or applying to college. We have pulled together a few useful resources and websites with information to help guide you through some of the processes.

Schools and College Applications

If you are wanting to apply for a Primary School place for your child there is information here.

To apply for a place at Secondary School look here.

For general information about the education system in the UK look here. This has lots of guidance on what you are entitled to and the criteria for applying to schools.

If you want to apply to Leeds City College to study ESOL then look here. You will need to complete the application form and after this you will be invited for an interview and assessment to see which class would best suit your needs. There are a lot of people applying for these courses though and it is recommended to apply in January to get a place on the courses starting in September.

Classes in Leeds

To find out more about all of the formal and informal English classes on offer in Leeds please visit the Learning English website. You can search in terms of postcode to find the nearest class or filter searches to the level of class, those with childcare or women only.


When learning English there are a number of different qualifications that can be studied. If you want to understand how these levels compare to each other please see our English Levels Equivalency Chart. This will show you how CEFR, IETLS and NQF levels relate.