Admission Arrangements. You can access our current and future admission arrangements here, to find out:

  • How we consider applications for every age group
  • What parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend our school
  • Our arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
  • Our ‘over-subscription criteria’ (how we offer places if there are more applicants than places)
  • How parents can find out about our school’s admission policy


SJP – SIF Primary 2023

SJP admissions Policy – Primary 2023-24

22-23 Admissions Policy.doc

21-22 Admissions Policy.doc

SIF Primary 2021-22 SJP

SIF 2020

2020 Admission Policy SJP

Catchment Area for Holy Family and St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Pontefract

Link to Local Authority Admission page


Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on School Appeals

The Government has now published temporary regulations in relation to School Admission Appeals which state that face to face appeal hearings should not take place until the Government guidelines on social distancing indicate it is safe to do so and the Admission Authority considers it is reasonably practicable to hold an appeal in person. The temporary regulations allow for Admission Appeal hearings to be conducted remotely (that is, by telephone or video conference) and for appeals to be determined on the basis of written submissions only. The Local Authority will determine the most appropriate way forward in light of the temporary regulations and will notify all appellants accordingly. It is unfortunately unavoidable that there will be delays this year in scheduling appeals due to the virus outbreak and the consequent social distancing measures.  The Local Authority will provide updates on this as and when further information is available.

If your preference for a school place cannot be met you have the right of appeal. All appeals are organised by Committee Services. Your appeal should be submitted within 21 days from the receipt of refusal. You will be asked to complete a form, clearly stating your reasons for your appeal.

See ‘Downloads’ for copies of the admission appeals form.

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (as amended) requires all Local Authorities (LAs) and Schools who are their own Admission Authorities to make appropriate arrangements for parents to appeal against a decision made by the LA or Governing Body (GB) for refusing a child admission to a preferred school.

The School Admission Appeals Code produced by the Department for Education governs all school admission appeals. This Guide to School Admission Appeals is relevant to Academies, Community and Church of England VC and VA Schools within the Wakefield District.

Further information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Waiting lists

For information about waiting lists please select ‘Primary waiting list information’ or ‘Secondary waiting list information’. You can contact School Admissions on 01924 306052 to find out your waiting list position.

Contact us

The Clerk to the Appeals Panel

Wakefield Council
Room 52
County Hall
01924 305338


Appeal code

Appeals Form

Refusal Information

School Admission Appeal Timetable 2020

School Appeals FAQs