All of our school admissions (including admissions to Nursery) are managed by Barnsley LA - scroll down the page to find the relevant link.

Parents are welcome to visit Jump Primary School - you can make an appointment in person or by contacting our school office - 01226 743041.


Admissions to Nursery 

Children can be admitted to Nursery (part time - half day) the beginning of the term after they become three providing that there is a place available. Please note, children can attend either the five morning sessions per week or the five afternoon sessions per week.

The maximum allowed per session is 26

Children are admitted purely by age.
Applications for Nursery places can be registered once your child is two years of age.

Application forms can be obtained from the Headteacher or the school office.

We are pleased to be offering flexible 30 hour places in our Nursery.

Please contact us for more information.


Admissions to School - Full Time Education

Under rules issued by the Government, parents have the right to apply for a place at any school in Barnsley or the surrounding district regardless of their address.

Each year, in December, January or February, all parents whose children are either transferring to secondary school at age 11 or starting full time education at age 4 or 5 (depending on birth month) will receive the Education Authority's Handbook "' Admission to School -Advice to Parents".  Please be aware that you must apply for a place at a school, even if it’s linked to your child’s current nursery or primary school. 


You must apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2023 for children starting school in September 2023.

You must apply for a secondary school place by 31 October 2022 for children starting school in September 2023.


Once all the forms are returned or the date for final receipt has passed, the Education Department will decide if the school has room to take all the children who have applied.

It is necessary to apply during the Autumn Term for children of statutory school age (born 1st September to 31st August) who will be eligible for primary school (Reception Class) starting in September.

Application forms are online and further information about this will be provided to you from the Local Authority through our nursery staff. If your child is not in a Nursery linked to a Local Authority School they will be posted out to you by the Education Department’s School Admission Team.


Information about admissions and appeals can also be found online at:

If you don't wish to accept the school place you've been offered for your child, contact the Admissions Team within 10 working days to let them know that you want to make an appeal against the decision. They will send you a Notice of Appeal, which you should complete and return to them, stating the grounds on which you're making the appeal. If you're appealing for a place in another local authority, you must complete one of their notice of appeal forms. You will also receive an Appeal Information Booklet for Parents, which explains the appeal process. 

Barnsley Admissions Team will write to you to let you know the appeal date 14 days before it takes place. They will send you documentation summarising the reasons for refusing the admission at least seven days before the appeal.

You will be responsible for presenting your case, for deciding what you'd like to say at the appeal hearing and what written documentation you want the panel to consider. You should submit all written documentation to the Admissions Team at least seven days before the appeal.


Over Subscription

The Education Authority asks all schools to point out that attendance at our Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in our school.

We have a limit of 30 places per year.

If the number of applications for places exceeds this then the following criteria are used to allocate places.

Children who have a statement of Special Educational Needs which name the school are required to be admitted.

1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.
2. Children with brothers and/or sisters in school at the time of admission gain automatic places.
3. The distance between the child’s normal place of residence and the school - measured in a
straight line on a map - closest addresses gain places until the school is full.

When the school is full, applications may be refused. It should be stressed here that should your application be refused, you have the right of appeal via the Education Committee to an Independent Appeals Tribunal.

All decisions regarding the admission of children rest with the Local Authority (L.A.).
In addition to the generic arrangements for admissions, the L.A. will take into account the specific needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


If you are interested in applying for a place in our Year 1 - 6 classes - please contact our school office or Barnsley Admissions to see if we have places available.