Before you apply for your child a place, please look at the information booklet
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, they’ll be ready to start school in September 2017.
Is your child beginning school in September 2017?
At Forest, 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.
For your child to start primary school in September 2017, you need to apply for a place before the deadline of 15 January 2017. Here is how you apply:
Apply online for your child to start primary school (up to the deadline of 15 January 2017). 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 2016)
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 The Forest 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 2017
If your child was born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, you can apply in September 2016 for them a place at secondary school for the academic year starting September 2017.
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 Forest 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 2017. 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 photo.