Please take a look at the Admission Arrangements Policy which includes the published admission number- PAN
Nursery places: Is your child beginning Nursery during 2019/20?
Before you apply for your child a place, please look at the information booklet
Your child is entitled to free Nursery education (15 hours per week) from the term after their third birthday - admission typically in September, January and April each year. If your child is ready to start Nursery, please contact Admissions and complete the application form. We would be happy to welcome you into Nursery for a visit as soon as you'd like to see for yourself how wonderful Nursery provision at Forest is - contact us to arrange a visit.
We also offer 30 hours provision for those families who are eligible for the additional hours. To check your eligibility and for more information, visit the DfE website or contact us and let us help you to secure your child's place.
Reception places: Is your child beginning school in September 2020?
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they’ll be ready for starting school in September 2020.
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.
Each year we admit 45 children into FS2.
For your child to start primary school in September 2020, you need to apply for a place before the deadline of 15 January 2020.
Apply online for your child to start primary school (up to the deadline of 15 January 2020). 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 School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG.
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.
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:
Information on school tranfers (click here)
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 2020
Secondary School Places
Before applying for your child a place at secondary school, please read the information the booklet on the following website:
If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you can apply in September 2019 for them a place at secondary school for the academic year starting September 2020.
Information on secondry school places (click here)
Applying for a place before 31 October 2019
For your child to start secondary school in September 2020, you need to apply for a place before the deadline of 31 October 2019. There are two ways you can do this:
- apply online to transfer your child from primary to secondary school (up to the deadline of 31 October 2019).
- complete a paper application form, available either from your child's primary school or from School Admissions, and return it to the headteacher of your child’s current school or send it to School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG (up to the deadline of 31 October 2019).
If your child doesn’t currently attend a Barnsley primary school, but you want to apply for them a place at a Barnsley secondary school, apply online (before 31 October 2019) or fill in a paper application form and return to School Admissions.
Applying for a place after 31 October 2019
From midnight on 31 October 2019, you'll no longer be able to apply for a secondary school place online.
You can still apply for a place by filling in a paper application form (from all primary schools and School Admissions) and returning it to School Admissions. We strongly recommend handing paper forms into school and obtaining a record. If posting please keep a proof of postage.
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.
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 photo.