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Wilthorpe Primary School Aim high and never give up

Admission to Nursery and School

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



We have a 26 place nursery which is mornings only 8.45am to 11.45am, 15 hours per week.  You can split your funded 15 hours between childcare providers, however we ask that you attend nursery on regular days.  To apply for a nursery place please visit Barnsley Council's website

Barnsley Council Admissions




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.


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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