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Barnburgh Primary Academy

Barnburgh Primary Academy

Admission Arrangements

Admissions to Barnburgh Primary Academy are managed by DMBC. Please see the documents below for information on how to apply.

Further Information about school admissions, including applying for a nursery, primary or secondary place, can be found on the link below.

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council


Primary and Infant Schools

This section outlines the criteria to be used to decide upon eligibility for a place where the number of preferences exceeds the Published Admission Number.

After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan or Statement of Special Educational Need naming the school, preferences for each school will be sorted in the order of the criterion outlined below. Each of the remaining criteria is applied in order of priority as tiebreakers, with criterion d) being the final tiebreaker.

a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children 

b) Catchment Area - Children who are ordinarily residents in the catchment area of the preferred school. (Details of Catchment Areas are available from the LA at

For applications for the year of entry, a catchment area school will be determined in relation to the address at which the pupil is ordinarily resident on the closing date. Once a waiting list is formed, a child’s place on that list will be updated in light of any new address. For other admissions, the applicable date is the date of application.

c) Siblings - Children who are living within the same family unit (e.g. stepchildren) who will be attending the requested school, (excluding nursery), at the point of admission. Where the requested school is an infant school, attendance at a linked junior school will be included.

d) Proximity - Children who live nearest to the requested school measured in a straight line from the centre point of the child’s ordinary place of residence, to the entrance nearest to the reception point of the school building. In the case of split site schools, ‘entrance nearest to the reception point’ will refer to the site the pupil attends for the purpose of morning registration.

If two or more pupils live equidistant from the school, the distance each pupil lives by road from the preferred school will be measured, and the place offered to the pupil who lives nearest by this means. In the event of this being equal (e.g. in the case of flats), places will then be decided by Random Allocation.

Measurements will be made using ONE provided by Capita Education Services and/or ArcView GIS provided by Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. or a suitable substitute.

Where a place is only available in any of the above criteria for one child from a multiple birth, i.e. twins, each child will be offered a place.