Oakhill Primary Academy

  • Doncaster Rd, Ardsley, Barnsley, S71 5ag
  • 01226 284493
  • 01226 785297

About Us  »  Admissions

Is your child starting school in September 2019?  

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, they’ll be ready to start school in September 2019.

At Oakhill, we take our role very seriously and pride ourselves on welcoming children into our fantastic Foundation Stage setting. We have an excellent track record in settling children quickly so that they are ready to learn, play and have fun with friends. We encourage you to come and visit us so that we can show you what happens in our school, day to day, and answer any questions you may have. You are very welcome to come along and have a tour of our wonderful school. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit.

How to apply for a place in Barnsley.

Each year we admit 40 children into FS2, but from 2019/2020 our published admissions number (PAN) is rising to 45.

For your child to start primary school in September 2019, you need to apply for a place before the deadline of 15 January 2019. Here is how you apply: 

Apply online for your child to start primary school (up to the deadline of 15 January 2019). Visit the Barnsley Admissions website to complete the form. If you are having issues applying online, then contact Admissions who will send you a paper application form and return it to the Headteacher of your preferred primary school or to School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG (up to the deadline of 15 January 2019)

If you have not yet applied for a place and have missed the deadline, please contact School Admission where colleagues will be happy to guide you in accessing a school place. 

Timetable for admissions for primary schools
Closing date for applications
15 January 2019

LA sends applications to own admission authority schools
8 February 2019

Own admission authority schools send LA list of pupils in priority of eligibility order
13 March 2019

LA determines potential offers
19 March 2019

LA determines single offer

LA to offer places to pupils where no preferences
have been met

LA sends results to all primary schools
28 March 2019

Offers made to parents by LA
16 April 2019

School transfers

If you have recently moved into the area or are looking for a change of school for your child for different reasons you will find helpful information on the following website to help you:


We welcome pupils to Oakhill Primary Academy and believe that a settled transfer begins in school. We would recommend, if you are looking for a school transfer, that you contact us to arrange an appointment for you and your child to visit our school.

How to apply for a secondary school place for September 2019

If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, you can apply in September 2018 for them a place at secondary school for the academic year starting September 2019. The deadline for secondary school admissions is 31st October 2018.

Before applying for your child a place at secondary school, please read the information the booklet on the following website:


If we are full?

If you wish for your child to attend Oakhill and we are currently full in that class, don't worry. You can appeal to an independent appeal panel. To do this, you have to complete a Notice of Appeal form, and return it to School Admissions by the specified date.  
Appeals will be held between May and July. We have to comply with infant class size legislation and this may determine the type of appeal.
If you would like more information, or have any questions you would like answering, please contact our friendly office staff who are very happy to help.

Contact school admissions online
or call (01226) 773689 / 773588 / 773677 / 773506

If you wish to visit the Barnsley Admissions website, please click on the link. 

Please take a look at the Admission Arrangements Policy which includes the published admission number- PAN