Admission arrangements

School admission arrangements set out how schools will admit pupils.

The arrangements include the published admission number (the maximum number of pupils intended to be admitted to the relevant year group), the oversubscription criteria and information on the waiting list for the school.

Admission arrangements have to be determined 18 months before the September of the academic year for which they’re relevant.

For the academic year 2018-2019 our admission arrangements were determined by 28 February 2017.

Determined admission arrangements for Barnsley schools

Barnsley Council is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in the borough.  This means that we set the over-subscription criteria and make decisions about which pupils are admitted to these schools.

Governing Bodies are the admission authorities for voluntary aided schools and Academy Trusts are the admission authorities for academies. Details of their individual admission arrangements can be found on their websites which you can find on our list of schools.

Admission to schools 2019-20

Draft amended admission arrangements for consultation 

Admission to schools 2018-19

Admission to schools 2017-18

Admission arrangements for VA schools and academies

School Year
All Saints Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Barnsley Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Carrfield Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Carlton Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Darton Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Dodworth St John the Baptist Primary 2017-18  
Elsecar Holy Trinity Primary 2017-18  
Gooseacre Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Heather Garth Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Highgate 2017-18 2018-19
High View Primary 2017-18 2018-19
Holy Rood Catholic Primary 2017-18 2018-19
Holy Trinity 2017-18 2018-19
Hoyland Common Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Hoyland Springwood Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Kirk Balk Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Laithes Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Meadstead Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Oakhill Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Outwood Academy Shafton 2017-18 2018-19
Outwood Primary Academy Darfield 2017-18 2018-19
Outwood Academy Carlton    2018-19
Outwood Primary Academy Littleworth Grange 2017-18 2018-19
Parkside Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Penistone St John the Baptist CE Primary 2017-18 2018-19
Queen's Road Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Royston S John Baptist Primary 2017-18 2018-19
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary 2017-18 2018-19
St Helen's Catholic Primary 2017-18 2018-19
St Helen's Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
St Mary's Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary 2017-18 2018-19
Sandhill Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Shafton Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Summerfields Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Tankersley St Peter's Primary 2017-18  2018-19
The Ellis 2017-18 2018-19
The Forest 2017-18 2018-19
The Hill 2017-18 2018-19
The Mill 2017-18 2018-19
Upperwood Academy 2017-18 2018-19
West Meadows Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19
Wombwell Park Street Primary Academy 2017-18 2018-19