We are a member of Exceed Learning Partnership Multy Academy Trust, ELP MAT. Applications for admission to Sheep Dip Lane are made through Doncaster 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:  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 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 2021 - Closing Date 2 October 2020

Reception Admissions 2021 - closing date 15 January 2021

National Offer Date is 16 April 2021 and parents will be emailed by DMBC Admissions

Secondary Admissions 2021 - Closing date 31 October 2020

National Offer Date is 1 March 2021 and parents will be emailed by DMBC Admissions

Please see below for a list of Admission Events at Doncaster Schools for children going into Year 7 in September 2021

 Admission Appeals:

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  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.


ELP - Admissions Policy v5 AGM March 2021.pdf

2021-22 Secondary School Booklet

ELP - Proposed Admissions Policy 2021-22

ELP - Admissions Policy v4

2021 22 Primary School Admission Booklet

DMBC 2021-22 Nursery Booklet

DfE Admissions Advice For ParentsDoncaster PRIMARY Fair Access Protocol - July 2020

Admissions Consultation Sheep Dip Lane 2021-22