Mapplewell Primary School is a very popular primary school. We welcome visits from prospective parents/carers and will always make the time to arrange these. Please contact the school office. 

The formal admission process in obtaining a place at Mapplewell, for both part time and full time places, is undertaken by Barnsley Authority.


Admissions to Nursery

Children can be admitted to Nursery (part time - half day) at the beginning of the term following their third birthday 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. Children are admitted purely by age. To be considered for a place at Mapplewell Primary nursery you will need to complete the local authority's application form after your child reaches the age of two.  

Please click here to access the application form. If you would like a paper copy or need any help or advice in completing the form please contact the school office 01226 381273.


Admissions to Mapplewell Primary School

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. It is necessary to apply during the Autumn Term for children of statutory school age who will be eligible for primary school starting the following September.

Information on the school's admissions policy and procedure for applying for a school place can be found online at:


Please note that admission to Mapplewell Primary School nursery does not give the child preferential treatment or an automatic place in our school.


 Image result for pdf    Co-ordinated Scheme Admission Arrangements Policy 2018/19 


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