At what age can children attend the school?
Silkstone Common J & I School caters for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years.
We encourage children to visit before they begin full time. On one of these visits there will be the opportunity for parents to meet with the class teacher to discuss general points, concerns, etc. Details of this meeting will be given to you at the appropriate time. The Year 6 children transfer to their secondary school in the September following their eleventh birthday.
Our school is in the catchment area for Penistone Grammar School and the school is involved in various schemes run by PGS to ensure a safe and confident transition for our children.
Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time, but on a matter relating to the education and welfare of their child, it is advisable to make an appointment first, either by telephone or by letter. We do our best to give parents any advice or information that they need.
How to apply for a place
This information is taken from the BMBC website: click here to visit their website to see all of their advice.
Since September 2012, you have been able to apply online for a primary school place via the BMBC Online Admissions site. Please refer to information in the booklet: Admission to School - Academic Year 2017-18 - Advice to Parents (this is a link to the actual document - please right-click and save). BMBC prefer you to apply online as that way it is easier for them to administer admissions and your application is more secure.
Contact your local admissions section for a copy of its advice booklet and complete the form in this booklet. Do not use the form issued by Barnsley.