Glasshoughton Infant Academy

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If you wish to apply for a place at Glasshoughton Infant Academy, all admissions are dealt with on our behalf by Wakefield Council – telephone 01924 305617. The Local Authority pages found here​ explain Wakefield policies and information on school admissions from starting primary school through to high school.

Starting school, or moving from one school to another can be a worrying time for both parents and children. The Local Authority aim to make the school admissions process as painless and trouble free as they can; and if problems do arise, for example if they cannot offer your child a place at the school you want, the School Admissions Team will discuss alternatives with you and give you details of the appeals arrangements.

Wakefield school admissions policy can be viewed  by visiting the Wakefield Local Authority Website admissions page found here. ​On this page you will find details of the policies for the admission of pupils to Wakefield schools.The Policy can be viewed online or saved for offline viewing using Adobe Reader.

Admissions Policy for Glasshoughton Infant Academy 

At Glasshoughton Infant Academy we are passionate about the learning journey of our young children and want to ensure that we are giving them the best start to their education.

In the even that there are more applications for admission to a school than there are places available, preference will be given in the following order:

  1. (i) Looked after Children and all previously Looked after Children;

This refers to children who are:

  1. (ii) Children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in care as a result of being adopted (see explanatory note 16.2);
  1. (i) Children who live in the school’s catchment area, who have brothers or   sisters attending the school at the time of admission (see explanatory note 16.3);

(ii)   Other children who live in the school’s catchment area (see explanatory note 16.4);

  1. (i) Children who have brothers or sisters in attendance at the school (see explanatory note 16.3);

(ii) Children who are attending Glasshoughton Infant Academy nursery.

  1. Other children, with priority being given to those living nearest to the school (see explanatory note 16.5).

Admissions Documentation