Applications are now open for both primary and secondary schools for September 2020.
The online system is available, and information packs are currently being circulated to parents of all eligible children.
Parents can still apply online in advance of receiving their packs.
The closing date for submission of applications is 31 October 2019 for secondary schools and 15 January 2020 for primary schools.
It is strongly advised to apply online as there are a number of benefits to this method.
The system is easy to use, applicants will receive email acknowledgement of their school preferences and there is no form to take into school unless the application is for a voluntary aided school. There is no risk the application will get lost and the result of any application can be sent by email, which is usually quicker than by post.
More information about the process is available in the Admission to School - Academic Year 2020-21 - Advice to Parents booklet.
School admission figures for 2019-20 show that in Barnsley some 90 per cent of children received an offer for their first preference primary school and 94.3 per cent for secondary pupils.