Schools Doncaster

Doncaster

Schools Admission

The schools admission procedures for Doncaster are all contained within the Doncaster council website or you can contact them at:

customer.services@doncaster.gov.uk / 01302 736000

Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3BU

The schools in the Doncaster area generally work to a catchment area. If you contact your local school directly they will be able to tell you if you are within their catchment area, they will also be able to give you details of any open days or their policy for visiting the school.

School Catchment areas for Doncaster

Admission Arrangements and Policies

Primary Admissions

Secondary Admissions 

School Transfer Request 2017/2018 (to apply for a school place if you are new to Doncaster and your child does not already attend a Doncaster school)

You may also want to read the school’s most recent OFSTED report to help you make your decision. Here

 

School Information

A schools prospectus includes details of their Admission Policy and other information about the school. These are available free of charge from the school or by accessing the individual school’s website.

You may visit and or apply for a place at any school, however the admissions policy will outline who has priority (children with a statement of educational special needs, those with siblings in the school and those within the catchment etc) See your chosen schools website for full details.

There is no guarantee of getting a place in your preferred (or even second or third choice school) and the information about the appeals procedure can be found here.

Special Educational Needs Service

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Need (SEN) or a proposed statement, you should contact the Special Educational Needs team. Email sen@doncaster.gov.uk  or 01302 737209/737210/737211

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New School holiday pattern 2021/2022 – Doncaster Council

In early 2020 Doncaster Council were looking for opinions from parents, families, school staff and other groups on whether schools in Doncaster should look to keep the existing holiday pattern, or whether to opt one of a number of alternative options based on feedback we have received about how holiday patterns work best for everyone.

Following this consultation,  over 7,000 responses were received with a clear preferred choice amongst them to change the existing school holiday pattern. As of September 2021, the new school holiday pattern will come into effect for the 31 community schools in Doncaster that the council maintain (although we will be encouraging other schools and academies to adopt the same holiday pattern where possible).

The changes would affect 33 schools that Doncaster Council is responsible for, but Academies and Church Schools who set their own school holiday pattern are encouraged to use the same one.

Schools that are included:

Barnburgh Primary School
Bawtry Mayflower Primary School
Bentley New Village Primary School
Carcroft Primary School
Copley Junior School
Hatfield Sheep Dip Lane Primary School
Hawthorn Primary School
Hayfield Lane Primary School
Kirkby Avenue Primary School
Long Toft Primary School
Mallard Primary School
New Pastures Primary School
North Ridge Community School
Park Primary School
Plover Primary School
Rossington Tornedale Infant School
Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School
Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School
Scawthorpe Castle Hills Primary School
Scawthorpe Sunnyfields Primary School
Sprotbrough Orchard Infant School
Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School
Stone Hill School
Thorne King Edward Primary School
Tickhill Estfeld Primary School
Toll Bar Primary School
Town Field Primary School
Wadworth Primary School
Warmsworth Primary School
Windhill Primary School
Woodlands Primary School

Click here to see the new school holiday pattern for 2020/2021 


Applying for a school place – September 2020 admissions

Applying for a place for September 2020 – Reception or a Junior (Year 3)

Children due to attend full time in a reception class or transferring to a junior school will receive a letter with your catchment area school on and details of how to apply online.

It is important to apply as a number of schools will be full next September.

You are encouraged to include your catchment area school as one of your preferences even if this is not your first choice.

Closing date for applications is 15th January 2020 

Access the Doncaster Council Parent Portal here 

Access the North Lincolnshire Portal here

Access the Rotherham Citizen Portal here 

 

 


Armthorpe Shaw Wood Academy

Armthorpe Shaw Wood Academy
Mere Lane
Armthorpe
Doncaster
DN3 2DG
Tel 01302 831307
email admin@shawwood.doncaster.sch.uk
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Gender: Mixed,  Age Range: 3-11


Changes to Schools Holiday Patterns in Doncaster 2021/2022 Academic Year

Announcement from Doncaster Countil 6th July 2020

Earlier in the year, we were looking for opinions from parents, families, school staff and other groups on whether schools in Doncaster should look to keep the existing holiday pattern, or whether to opt one of a number of alternative options based on feedback we have received about how holiday patterns work best for everyone.

We received a HUGE 7,000+ responses to this consultation, and with a clear preferred option, we will be implementing a new school holiday pattern for the 2021/22 academic year.

  • Who will the new school holiday pattern affect?

This will only affect the 31 ‘community schools’ in Doncaster which the council maintain, although we will be encouraging other schools and academies to follow the same pattern where possible. A full list of the 31 schools is available on our New School Holiday Pattern FAQs  HERE on the Doncaster Council Website

  • What will the new school holiday pattern look like?

The option that was chosen as the preferred new holiday pattern will see a fixed Easter break (which will now be known as Early Summer Break), with a two-week October half term and a five-week summer holiday, breaking up a week later than usual in July.

  • When will the new holiday pattern come in effect? 

The changes to the schools holiday pattern will take effect from September 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year.

You will find lots more information about these changes, the schools affected, key dates and more in the ‘New School Holiday Pattern’ FAQs, along with the new school holiday calendar and more information about the consultation response available to download  HERE


Willow Primary School

Willow Primary School
Alston Road
Bessacarr
Doncaster
DN4 7EZ

Tel: 01302 539249
email: admin@willow.doncaster.sch.uk
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