Simpson's Lane Academy, in line with all Delta academies, adheres to the Admissions Policies of the Local Authority (Wakefield). Please contact Wakefield School Admissions team if you would like to apply for a place at Simpson's Lane Academy:

Wakefield Council
County Hall
Bond Street

01924 306 052

You can read our Admission Arrangements on our Statutory Information page here.

Children enter school at the start of the academic year in which they become five. There is one admission date per year, early in September (i.e. when the autumn term begins).

Parents and carers have a right to express their preference, but this does not, in itself, guarantee a place at that particular school. Application should be made on a form that can be obtained from the local authority admissions department, and should be returned by the date stipulated on that form.

If parents and carers wish to appeal against a decision, they can do so by applying to Wakefield School Admissions team. An independent panel considers all such appeals, and its decision is binding for all parties concerned. If the appeals panel decides that we should admit a child to whom we had refused a place, then we will accept this decision and continue to do all we can to provide the best education for all the children at our academy.

The Published Admissions Number (PAN) is the number of children the LA considers the school can accommodate. The PAN for our academy is 45 in Year 6, 60 in Years 1 to 5 and 75 in Reception.

For more information on admissions and appeals follow the links below:

Reception Admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you can apply for a full time school place, from 1 November 2020.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.

You will need to create an online admission account on the Enrol website and provide a username and password. Find out how to login

Results will be available on 16 April 2021 when you will need to log back into your account using your username and password. 

If you apply after the closing date for applications your application will be dealt with last. It is important that you complete the application for your child before the closing date. 

Nursery Admissions

If your child is 3 years old, or is due to turn 3, and you would like them to attend our Nursery please complete the Nursery admission form and return to the Academy office with evidence such as a passport or birth certificate to verify your child's date of birth and identity. We also require proof of address. 

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