School admission preference statistics

Primary schools

Primary schools 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Total number of applications at closing date 2776 2657 2725 2665 2554
Pupils offered first preference school 2586
(93.15%)
2472
(93.04%)
2451
(90%)
2508 (94.1%) 2395
(93.8%)
Pupils offered second preference school 104
(3.75%)
112
(4.2%)
172
(6.3%)
106 (3.9%) 108
(3.9%)
Pupils offered third preference school 23
(0.83%)
21
(0.8%)
30
(1.1%)
20 (0.75%) 12
(0.5%)
Pupils not allocated a place at any of their preferred school(s) 63
(2.27%)
52
(1.96%)
72
(2.6%)
31
(1.2%)
39
(1.5%)

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 2713
(97.73%)
2605
(98.04%)
2653
(97.3%)
2634 (98.8%) 2515
(98.5%)
Number of suspected fraudulent applications 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)
2 fraudulent applications using false addresses None identified None identified

Secondary schools 

Secondary schools 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Total number of applications at closing date 2,487 2,550 2,642 2,652 2690
Pupils offered first preference school 2,368 (95.22%) 2,436
(95.7%)
2,494
(94.3%)
2,476 (93.4%) 2607
(96.9%
Pupils offered second preference school 80
(3.22%)
70
(2.7%)
98
(3.7%)
112
(4.2%)
40
(1.5%)
Pupils offered third preference school 10
(0.40%)
6
(0.2%)
13
(0.4%)
17
(0.6%)
7
(0.3%)
Pupils not allocated a place at any of their preferred school(s) 29
(1.16%)
38
(1.4%)
37
(1.4%)
47
(1.8%)
36
(1.3%)
Please note Barnsley children are not left without a school offer.
All children who live in Barnsley are all allocated places at alternate schools.
 
Children given at least one of their choices 2,459 (98.84%) 2,512
(98.5%)
2,605 (98.6%) 2,604 (98.2%) 2654
(98.7%)
Number of suspected fraudulent applications None identified 1 incorrect address None identified None identified None identified