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Pontefract Academies Trust


Nursery Admissions

Our Nursery caters for up to 78 children aged three and four and will admit children at the  start of the term following their third birthday. The nursery is open Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 11:45am, and 12.30pm to 3.30pm term time only.

We offer a kind and caring team that are committed and work hard to develop a positive, encouraging and enabling environment. We have indoor and outdoor learning as part of a continuous provision so the children have the opportunity to learn outdoors – whatever the weather!

If you would like to register your child for our Nursery, please complete a New Student Form which is available from the School Office. Please return the completed form with your child's birth certificate so we can add you to our waiting list. Places will be allocated in accordance with the admissions criteria. All parents will be notified in writing once their child has a confirmed place. 

For more information, please call our school office on 01977 703270.

Our school follows the early years admission policy of Wakefield M D Council

Wakefield M D Council Early Years Part-time Admissions Policy 17-18

Full Time School Admissions

Children are admitted to school for full time education in the September of the school year they turn five years old. All parents wishing their child to be admitted to the school are warmly invited to make an appointment to visit the school, meet our Head of School and to look around.

The admission body for Halfpenny Lane JI&N School is Pontefract Academies Trust. The Trust follows the Wakefield M D Council Admission Policy in managing admissions. The administration of admission arrangements to Halfpenny Lane JI&N School is dealt with centrally by the Wakefield M D Council. Information regarding procedures and criteria for each school, together with an application form is available from the Wakefield Admissions Team. Completed forms or online admissions must be returned to the Admissions Team by the submission date in the Autumn Term prior to your child starting school.

Parents and carers of children seeking to join the school in other years should, in the first instance, contact the Admissions Team

Wakefield Council
County Hall
Bond Street


Telephone: 01924 306 052

We welcome visits of prospective parents, please contact school to arrange a suitable time to come and look around.

Please see here for the current Wakefield M D Council Admissions policy 

Wakefield M D Council School Admissions Policy 2017-18