Full information on the admissions procedure and the criteria for over-subscription can be found in the Schools Admission Policy.

School Admissions Policy 2024-25

School Admissions Policy 2025-26

This is the admissions policy for admissions to school in the school year 2025 – 2026. It was agreed in February 2024 and will be used for applications made by parents during the school year 2024-2025, for children who will start school from September 2025

Starting School

Pye Bank is part of the Diocese of Sheffield Academies Trust (DSAT) on the 1st of July 2019. The Academy Trust is the Admission Authority. The day to day responsibility for admissions is delegated to the school who work closely with the Local Authority and are also advised in their responsibility by the  statutory requirements, the Sheffield Diocesan Board of Education and their own commitment to the local community.

The admission number for is 60 and children will be admitted during the Autumn terms following their 4th birthday. Sometimes, parents wish to wait longer or may ask that their child attends part time for a short period. Such requests will always be considered and may then be agreed where it appears to be in the best interests of the child. You will be advised in the March/April by letter from Sheffield City Council which school your child has been allocated. Information about how to appeal the allocation decision will be included in the letter. 

All children must be admitted by the term following their 5th birthday. This is the compulsory school age.

Before children start school, parents/carers are invited to meet the staff and other children, and a welcome pack is given to the children and parents at this visit. Parents are also offered a home visit by the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant.

If children are anxious or unhappy they will not make progress so it is important to make the transition from home to school or from another pre-school education setting to school, as smooth and friendly as possible for the child, parents and staff.

Do You Need Help or Advice?

Miss Marsden leads the Foundation Stage and is very approachable and willing to support parents with any difficulties they may feel and to advise on any concerns they have when their child start school.

Mrs Stanley, our Business Manager is able to give clear advice about all admissions procedures, too.

Older Children

Parents who wish to enrol their children to older year groups should contact Mrs Stanley, our Business Manager, who will always be pleased to meet them. The school works with the  Sheffield Local Authority to co-ordinate in year transfers for Pye Bank C of E Primary School and will advise on all matters, including the appeals process. 

For more information please visit Sheffield City Council Primary Admissions  department. Please CLICK HERE to visit their web-site.

Appeals Process

In the event that we are unable to offer your child a place at Pye Bank you will be offered the choice to appeal. Full information on how to appeal will be sent with the letter from Sheffield City Council. Parents who intend to make an appeal against the Governing Body’s decision to refuse admission must submit a notice of appeal by the date set out in the decision letter. Appeals will be held within the timescales set out in the Admission Appeal Code.

Appeals should be sent to:

Democratic Services

Sheffield City Council

Town Hall


S1 2HH

For more information on the Appeals Process, please CLICK HERE