School admission preference statistics

Primary schools

Primary schools 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2013-14 2015-16 2016-17

Total number of applications at closing date            

2,478

2,631

2,580

2,742

2,812

2838

Pupils offered first preference school

2,293 (92.53%)

2,386 (90.69%)

2,360
(91.48%)

2,458
(89.64%)

2,548
(90.61%)

2549 (89.82%)

Pupils offered second preference school

119 (4.80%)

149 (5.66%)

135
(5.23%)

147
(5.36%)

127
(4.52%)

161 (5.67%)

Pupils offered third preference school

23 (0.93%)

32 (1.22%)

30
(1.16%)

46
(1.68%)

34
(1.21%)

30 (1.06%)

Pupils not allocated a place at any of their preferred school(s)

43 (1.74%)

64 (2.43%)

55
(2.13%)

90
(3.28%)

103
(3.66%)

98 (3.45%)

Please note: Barnsley children are not left without a school offer.  
All children who live in Barnsley are allocated places at alternative schools.

Children given at least one of their choices

2,435 (98.26%)

2,567 (97.57)

2,525
(97.86%)

2,651
(96.68%)

2,710
(96.33%)

2740 (96.55%)

Number of suspected fraudulent applications

None identified

None identified

2 anonymous
(claiming a false address
had been used by the parent when completing the application form)

None identified

2 anonymous
(claiming a false address had been used by the parent when completing the application)                

1 anonymous
(claiming a false address had been used by the parent when completing the application)

Secondary schools 

Secondary school statistics 2017-18

Secondary Schools

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15 

2013-2014

2012-2013

Total number of applications at closing date         2,487 2,335 2,286 2,170 2 283

Pupils offered first preference school

2,368

(95.28%)

2,115 

(90.59%)

2,125 

(92.96%)

2105 

(97%)  

2248 

(98.47%)

Pupils offered second preference school

76

(3.17%)

146

(6.25%)

117 

(8.11%)

52 

(2.40%)

23 

(1.01%)

Pupils offered third preference school

9

(0.38%)

12

(0.51%)

18 

(0.66%)

(0.05%)

(0.13%)

Pupils allocated an alternative school place

28

(1.17%)

62

(2.66%)

29 

(1.27%)

12 

(0.55%)

(0.39%)