Home Page

Primary School

If we can dream it ... we can do it!


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Ladywood Primary school welcomes pupils in from the age of 3 to 11 years.


Nursery Admissions

There are three points of entry to the nursery; September, January and April. Children can start at the beginning of the term after their third birthday but this is subject to the availability of places. At present children are entitled to 5 sessions of 3 hours/15 hours per week taken as either 5 morning or afternoon sessions.


We aim to make starting nursery as comfortable as possible for children. Home visits take place so that staff can meet the children in a familiar environment.


Ladywood Primary School have currently taken the decision not to offer 30 hour places, more information about the 30 hour offering and the schools position is available in the ‘Childcare Extended Entitlement’ leaflet included in this pack.


School Admissions

Children are eligible to move up to school at the start of the school year in which they have their fifth birthday. Admission to our nursery does not guarantee a place in school.


Children will be offered a full time place from September but parents may opt to take one of several alternative options available depending upon the date of birth of their child. For example, children who are not five until the Spring or Summer terms may choose to delay admittance to school until after the Autumn term or may choose to take a part time place during the Autumn term.


Admissions to Barnsley schools are managed centrally by the Local Authority Admissions Team, further details about the options available to you and how to apply for a place can be found on the BMBC website (link below) or by contacting:


The Admissions Section
PO Box 634

S70 9GG

Telephone: 01226 773588
Fax: 01226 773682


Government arrangements allow parents the right to apply for a place at any school in Barnsley, or neighbouring authorities, irrespective of their address.