Oakhill Primary Academy

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

About Us  »  Admissions

Is your child starting school in September 2018?  

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, they’ll be ready to start school in September 2018.

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 2018, you need to apply for a place before the deadline of 15 January 2018. Here is how you apply: 

Apply online for your child to start primary school (up to the deadline of 15 January 2018). Visit the Barnsley Admissions website to complete the form. If you are having issues applying online, then contact Admissions who willsend 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 2018)

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. 

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 2018

If your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007, you can apply in September 2017 for them a place at secondary school for the academic year starting September 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 16 May 2017.

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.
Admissions contact number: 01226 773689
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