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Admission to Nursery and School


We will be holding an open day on Wednesday 14th September 2022 between 9.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 3pm for children who are due to start in 2023.  No need to book, just pop along to the Moon main entrance doors  between those times and we will be happy to show you the Nursery and Reception areas and answer any of your questions.


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



Children’s names may be placed on the nursery class waiting list after their second birthday, they will be offered a morning or afternoon session.

Children are admitted to nursery in chronological order of their dates of birth, and not on length of time on the waiting list. We aim to offer, where possible, at least one term’s nursery experience to each child before starting school. However, the demand for places is always high.

Attendance in the nursery class does not necessarily guarantee a place in the Primary School.




Parents are now able to apply for their child to attend any school in Barnsley, or the surrounding district, regardless of their address.


The Authority’s admission arrangements which will be implemented for Wilthorpe Primary are as follows:

  • The school’s standard admission number is 60.

  • Parents have the choice about when they would like their child to start school




You must apply online for your child to start primary school via the local authority 

Synergy Parent Portal for Online Admissions- please click in link below. 


View our guide to applying on the parent portal.


Please note that even if you have applied for a school place online previously you will still need to create an account as this is a new system for 2021 admissions.



All decisions regarding the admission of children to the school rest with the Local Authority.


The offer to parents at Wilthorpe Primary School:-


Your child can be admitted to the reception class in the September following their fourth birthday.

For parents who do not wish to accept the offer of a full time place in school for their child the options are;


  • Part time school place (morning or afternoon sessions)
  • Part time early years place (morning or afternoon sessions – 15 hours per week) – in the nursery

  • Defer admission to school to a term within the same school year (January or April)

  • Defer admission to the following school year (year 1)


The following options are not available;

  • A full time school place split between the school and the nursery

  • Any split of a part time school place

  • Splitting a full time early years place between two nurseries at separate schools.


School admissions

If you require more information about admission arrangements for primary schools, please contact School Admissions if you have any questions on 01226 773689 or via email at


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