Admission Arrangements

Admission Arrangements

Foundation Stage Open Events Autumn 2022

We would love to welcome you to meet our staff and have a look around our Foundation Stage Unit so you can see for yourself the wonderful provision we have on offer. Our open events are on the following dates/times:

Tuesday 18th October 3:30 – 4:30pm

Tuesday 22nd November 10:15 – 11:15am 

Tuesday 6th December 5 – 6pm

We welcome anyone who has children who would be starting in either Lower or Upper Foundation in 2023. We would love to meet your children too so please bring them along. Please ring the office to let us know you are coming. We look forward to meeting you. Mrs Sholi. EYFS Lead.

2024/2025: Admissions Policy Consultation

The Accord MAT Board of Trustees is currently consulting on proposed changes to Middlestown Primary Academy Admissions Policy for the 2024/2025 school year.

Middlestown Primary Academy adopts the Local Authority Admissions Policy, and we are continuing to do so for the 2024/2025 school year.

This consultation will run from 5 December 2022 through until 27 January 2023 – please see attached letter for further details and the link provided for a copy of the proposed policy.

  • Consultation Letter

  • Wakefield Local Authority Admissions Policy 2024/2025


Admissions to Main Stream School

Children will be admitted into mainstream school (Upper Foundation) from the September after their fourth birthday. Admissions into mainstream school are controlled by Wakefield Local Authority in line with the Agreed Admissions Policy that can be found on Wakefield Council Admissions Information, full details and procedures for making an application can be found on the Wakefield Local Authority Website.

At Middlestown Primary Academy we have 30 places in each year group.   You will need to apply via the Local Authority Admissions Team for a place at our school.  This can be completed online (using the above link to their website) or you can request a paper application form by contacting the admissions team on 01924 306052.

Packs for parents to apply for their child’s place to start school in September 2022 (child’s date of birth falls between 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018) will be sent out by the Schools Admissions Team direct to parents.   If you have not received a pack by the end of October 2021 please contact the School Admissions Team on the above number or via the Local Authority Website who will arrange for a pack to be sent out.

Please see the Parents Guide to Admissions which details the process to follow and the deadline dates for submitting your application.  If more children request a place than there are places available then the Local Authority will follow the criteria set out in their policy (please see the link below for further information).

Admission Arrangements

Admissions to Lower Foundation Stage (Nursery)

Children wishing to start in Lower Foundation can be admitted from the term after their third birthday. For example, if your child is 3:

  • Between the 1st September and the 31st December, they will start in January
  • Between the 1st January and the 31st March, they will start after Easter
  • Between the 1st April and the 31st August, they will start in September

Applications should be made direct to the school prior to your child reaching 3 years of age. You can download the application form below and upon returning it to school your child will then be placed on a waiting list held at the school. Places are offered using the admissions policy provided by Wakefield Local Authority and you will be contacted by school during the term previous to their expected start date.

We follow the criteria set out in the Local Authority Nursery Admissions policy below. This website will also help you to establish your eligibility for 30 hours free childcare, as we do offer both part-time and full-time hours at Middlestown School.  However, a place in our Nursery setting does not guarantee a full-time place in our Upper Foundation class and so you will still need to apply to Wakefield Local Authority for this.

In order that part-time children have a smooth transition into our school, our Foundation Stage staff may undertake home visits and the children also build up their time to spending a full morning with us.

  • Admission Flyer

  • Nursery Application Form

  • Local Authority Nursery Admissions Policy

Admission Arrangements
Admission Arrangements
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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