School admission preference statistics

Primary schools

Primary school statistics 2017/18

Primary schools 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

Total number of applications at closing date            

2,631

2,580

2,742

2,812

2838

2776

Pupils offered first preference school

2,386 (90.69%)

2,360
(91.48%)

2,458
(89.64%)

2,548
(90.61%)

2549 (89.82%)

2586 (93.15%)

Pupils offered second preference school

149 (5.66%)

135
(5.23%)

147
(5.36%)

127
(4.52%)

161 (5.67%)

104 (3.75%)

Pupils offered third preference school

32 (1.22%)

30
(1.16%)

46
(1.68%)

34
(1.21%)

30 (1.06%)

23 (0.83%)

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

64 (2.43%)

55
(2.13%)

90
(3.28%)

103
(3.66%)

98 (3.45%)

63 (2.27%)

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

2,567 (97.57)

2,525
(97.86%)

2,651
(96.68%)

2,710
(96.33%)

2740 (96.55%)

2713 (97.73%)

Number of suspected fraudulent applications

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)

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

2012-13

2013-14        

2014-15   

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Total number of applications at closing date         2 283 2,170 2,286 2,335 2,393 2,847

Pupils offered first preference school

2248 

(98.47%)

2105 

(97%)

2,125 

(92.96%)

2,115 

(90.59%)

2,280

(95.28%)

2,368

(95.22%)

Pupils offered second preference school

 23 

(1.01%)

 52 

(2.40%)  

 117 

(5.11%)  

 146

(6.25%)

76

(3.17%)

80

(3.22%)

Pupils offered third preference school

(0.13%)

(0.05%)

18 

(0.66%)

12

(0.51%)

9

(0.38%)

10

(0.40%)

Pupils allocated an alternative school place

(0.39%)

12 

(0.55%)  

29 

(1.27%)

62

(2.66%)

28

(1.17%)

29

(1.16%)