We are a member of Exceed Learning Partnership Multy Academy Trust, ELP MAT. Applications for admission to Sheep Dip Lane are still made through Doncaster City Council in the first instance, we update our available places with the Local Authority. All Trust and LA Admission policies can be found below and 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 City 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.
Once a decision has been made by the Local Authority parents and carers will receive a confirmation from them of the school their child has a place at. Schools will then be informed of allocated places and parents will receive a call from a senior member of staff or class teacher who will explain our school induction process and invite into school for a look round.
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 and submitted to the Local Authority.
Further advice: Our reception staff are happy to speak to you on 01302 842464 - however cannot offer a place, only the Trust or Local Authority can agree places. Please be aware if school is oversubscribed the Local Authority may hold a waiting list for places to become available.
Nursery Admissions 2024 - Closing Date 2 October 2023
Reception Admissions 2024 - Closing Date 15 January 2024
Secondary Admissions 2024 - Closing Date 30 October 2023
Nursery Admissions 2024 - Closing Date 2 October 2023 Decisions will be emailed to parents in November 2023 If you haven't applied by the closing date you can still apply online but you may risk being allocated your first choice school.
Please see DMBC Nursery admissions booklet below for your information.
Reception Admissions 2024 - Closing Date 15 January 2024 National Offer date is in April 2023 If you haven't applied by the closing date you can still apply online but you may risk being allocated your first choice school.
Please see DMBC Reception admissions booklet below for your information.
Secondary Admissions 2024 - Closing date 30 October 2023 please see DMBC Secondary admissions booklet below. If you haven't applied by the closing date you can still apply online but you may risk being allocated your first choice school.
National Offer Date will be in March 2024 and parents will be emailed by DMBC Admissions
If you do not receive a place at your chosen school there is an Appeals Process through the Doncaster Local Authority:
Appeal forms are not available online and should be requested as per the instructions on your decision letter i.e. all appeals should be made in writing by completing the appropriate form provided by the Admissions Team.
To request an appeal form for a Doncaster school email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Childs Name
- Childs Date of Birth
- School you wish to appeal for
The documents will be emailed to you for you to complete and email back to us or they can be printed and returned to the address indicated on the form.
Alternatively, please leave the above details along with your home address on the voicemail service – 01302 737274 and the documents will be sent to you.