Starting school, or moving from one school to another can be a worrying time for both parents and children. Wakefield 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.

Below is a link to the Wakefield Council webpage that deals with admissions to Dane Royd school for Reception through to Year 6 children. Also there is a link to open the Wakefield Council Admissions Policy for 2018/18. The school admission number for Dane Royd is 45. This means we can admit up to 45 children in each cohort within our school.

We do not teach children in classes of 45, children are usually taught in classes of 30 from Y1 to Y6. We have two classes in Upper Foundation Stage, one of 22 children and one of 23 children.

The Governing Body is responsible for part-time admissions to the school’s Early Years Foundation Stage and agrees to follow the Early Years Part-time Admissions Policy set by Wakefield Council.

Parents with children of Nursery age should contact Dane Royd School directly regarding admission to Nursery. Please click on the Early Years Policy link for more information.

Parents who register their children for our school nursery should complete any changes to address in writing, completing an up to date form.

We encourage parents to visit Dane Royd prior to application. Visits to the school are warmly welcome. You will be given a tour of the whole school with the Admissions Officer or the Headteacher and are encouraged to ask all the questions that you have.

 The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families.  This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.

To visit the Wakefield Council Local Offer website click on this link