At Oakwell Rise, we take our role very seriously and pride ourselves on welcoming children into our fantastic school. We have an excellent track record in settling children quickly so that they are ready to learn, develop 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.
Nursery places: Is your child beginning Nursery during 2022/23?
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 to see for yourself how wonderful Nursery provision at Oakwell Rise Primary Academy 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 Class places: Is your child starting school during 2023/24?
Is your child beginning school in September 2023?
Before you apply for your child a place, please look at the information booklet
If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, they’ll be ready to start school in September 2023.
At Oakwell Rise, 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.
How to apply for a place in Barnsley
Each year we admit 30 children into FS2 and our published admissions number (PAN) is remaining at 30.
For your child to start primary school in September 2023, you need to apply for a place before the deadline of 15 January 2023. Here is how you apply:
Apply online for your child to start primary school (up to the deadline of 15 January 2023). 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 Admissions at Barnsley MBC and their 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
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 2023
If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, you can apply in September 2022 for them a place at secondary school for the academic year starting September 2023.
Before applying for your child a place at secondary school, please read the information the booklet on the following website: Information on secondary school places
If we are full?
If you would like your child to attend Oakwell Rise Primary Academy 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 will be happy to help.
Admissions contact number: 01226 773677
If you wish to visit the Barnsley Admissions website, please click on the photo.