Going to a new school is a very important step for your child. We want to make the process of applying for a school place as easy as possible for all parents and carers.
FS1 places are available for 3 and 4 year olds. Mrs Quinn and Mrs Bennett manage the Nursery waiting list. See FS1 Admission Policy
Children who will have their fifth birthday during an academic year are admitted into FS2 in September at the start of that year.
The number of admission places for each academic year is 30. Places are applied for through the Local Authority (LA) and are allocated centrally. The school itself is not involved in this process, but we are happy to give you any guidance on the procedure and to show you around our school. The LA has an appeals procedure if your child is not allocated a place.
To apply for a place at Heather Garth, it is necessary to complete a Local Authority application form, these can be found in the LA admissions booklet. It is also possible to complete the form on-line at the BMBC website.
This form needs to be returned to the school or LA by mid November for pupils starting school in the following academic year.
Transfer to Secondary School
At the end of Year 6, children transfer to local secondary schools, usually The Dearne ALC, Wath Comprehensive School or Saint Pius X Catholic Secondary School. We try to ensure that the transition is as smooth and stress free as possible. The children have an opportunity to meet secondary school staff and to visit their chosen school, prior to their transfer. At these visits Year 6 pupils are able to meet their new teachers and become familiar with the buildings. In conjunction with secondary school staff, we aim to make this important transition as successful as possible.