Goldthorpe Primary Academy is a one and a half form entry school catering for pupils aged 3 to 11. Our class admission limits for each year group is 40.

We follow the Barnsley Council Local Authority Admission Policy. Enquiries to our academy are dealt with in conjunction with their Admissions Team.

Further details and online application forms can be found on their website by following this link:

You can also ring the Admissions Team on (01226) 773677

Admissions for reception class pupils are completed on an annual basis. Preferences can be completed online through the Barnsley Council School Places webpage as detailed above.

By law, children must be in school the term following their fifth birthday. Reception class pupils are admitted to Goldthorpe Primary Academy at the beginning of September. Parents are welcome to visit school prior to any application for a place.


Goldthorpe Primary Academy has its own school appeals service which will make all the necessary arrangements.  Please contact Mrs D Kereisaite (Business Manager) at the school on 01709 892044 or by email to:

Fair Access

Please see guidance in the booklet below, setting out the principles by which children without a school place are found one as quickly as possible:

School Admissions Booklet BMBC

Nursery Places

At Goldthorpe Primary Academy we have a 26 place morning Nursery. Admissions for Nursery places are made through the Barnsley Council website, in accordance with the Barnsley Council Admissions policy for Barnsley maintained school nursery classes. Please access the link below to find out more information or how to apply for a Nursery place.