About Us

Welcome from our Head Teacher

We hope you have all had a lovely and safe Half Term, our children have returned happy and eager to see friends and staff ready for our Summer Term 2.

Please remember to keep to your start and end times to ensure social distancing can take place around the school gate, thank you Mrs Parish.

Our School Motto - Believe, Achieve and Thrive together

Our Vision - Driving forward to achieve success for the children we serve.

Our core values: Inquiry, Resilience, Inspire, Nurture and Teamwork

We set the highest expectations of staff and children and work together using rich resources, quality first hand experiences and ICT in our fantastic learning environments indoors and outdoors to encourage all children to strive to achieve to the best of their ability.

Partnership with parents and carers is at the centre of everything we do to enable our children to be successful members within their community. Through regular newsletters, workshops, coffee mornings and celebration events, families and staff work hand in hand. Together, everyone achieves more.

Children are at the heart of everything we do at Sheep Dip Lane Academy, a proud member of Exceed Learning Partnership Trust, they need to feel safe and happy in a place where we nurture and develop their independent learning skills.

Mrs F. Parish - Principal

Please follow the links below to:

Exceed Learning Partnership Trust website: Exceed Learning Partnership Trust 

ELP Annual Reports & Accounts: Exceed Learning Partnership Financial Information


We are a member of Exceed Learning Partnership, any applications for admission to Sheep Dip Lane are through Doncaster Council.  All LA Admission policies can be found on our policy page and further information and an online application form is available: http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/primary-admissions or 01302 736000

Children living in the Doncaster area will receive a letter from Doncaster Council with their catchment area school on and details of how to apply online, ready for a September start if they have had their fourth birthday on or before 31 August.  The closing date for on time applications is in January for a September start and we recommend you apply on time to try to secure your first choice school.  Posters are displayed in our Foundation Stage and School Reception with closing dates for applications.

Mid-Year Transfers: Sheep Dip Lane Academy accepts transfers from outside the Doncaster area, subject to places being available during the Academic Year.  Parents with a child in another Doncaster School are also welcome to apply for a transfer to start at our school at the beginning of each term, (after Christmas and Easter) subject to places being available and a Doncaster transfer form being completed online.

Further advice: Our reception staff are happy to speak to you on 01302 842464 - however cannot offer a place, only the Local Authority or Exceed Learning Partnership Trust can issue places.  Please be aware if school is oversubscribed the Local Authority may hold a waiting list for places to become available.