Wakefield Local Authority Schools

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.

All of Family Services want your child to be happy and successful throughout their school career. We do hope that will prove to be the case, and that your child will take full advantage not just of the high standard of teaching in our Local Authority schools offer.

The Local Authority pages ( explain Wakefield policies and information on school admissions from starting primary school through to high school.

The school admissions policy 2017/18 can be viewed  by visiting the Wakefield Local Authority Website admissions page

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. 

Proposed Admissions Policy for Glasshoughton Infant Academy 2018/19 

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.

We are proposing to change our Admissions Policy in to full time school in the event that there are more applications than places for our Reception classes. We are proposing to give a higher priority for a full time school place to those children who have attended nursery at Glasshoughton Infant Academy over those children who have not attended Glasshoughton Infant Academy nursery. 

Set out below is the criteria that we are proposing to use as our new admissions in to full time school: 

(a) Children in public care (looked after children), or a child who was previously looked after or fostered under an arrangement made by the Local Authority; 


(b) (i) Children who live in the school's catchment area, who have brothers and sisters attending the school at the time of admission; 


(ii) Children who live in the school's catchment area at the time of admission; 


(c) (i) Children who have brothers or sisters in attendance at the school however do not live in the school’s catchment area; 


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


(d) Other children, with priority being given to those living nearest to the school.


Contact Details

Mrs. B Townend
Executive Headteacher
Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Newfield Avenue
WF10 4BH
Mrs. A Walker
Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Newfield Avenue
WF10 4BH
For all enquiries please contact Ms K Hebblewhite in the school office on:
01977 516343
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