In Doncaster, schools are arranged into ‘pyramids’ based upon a number of primary schools linked with a secondary school. The area which a school serves, is referred to as a ‘catchment area’. Each address in Doncaster has a catchment area school and most parents apply for their children to attend their local school.
IMPORTANT – Applications received during term time by Friday at 5pm, are normally sent a decision within 2 school weeks
Statement of Special Educational Needs – If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Need (SEN) or a proposed statement, you should contact the SEN Team on 01302 737207.
Primary Admissions – Schools in Doncaster admit children to reception classes in September at the start of the school year if they have had their fourth birthday on or before 31 August
How to apply – Only Doncaster residents should complete our application forms. If you live outside of Doncaster you must apply to your home Admission Authority regardless of which school you wish to apply for.
Admission to Nursery Classes are provided as follows
Normal Admission – Children are normally admitted in the September following their third birthday.
Session Times – The headteacher decides which session a child will attend. Whilst every effort is made to take parents preferred session into account, parents must understand this is not always possible.
How to apply – Please use the appropriate form below for your child’s date of birth:
If you wish to apply for a nursery place in an alternative setting to a school, please contact the Families Information Service on 0800 1384568 or the provider direct.
In Year Transfers – to apply for a place during the academic year 2015/2016, please see the above link