School Admissions

We are pleased that you are considering a place for your child here at Pentland Infant and Nursery School. Please find information below about how to apply for a place. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or visit the school. 

Admissions to Pre-School and Nursery are handled directly by the school. Admissions from Reception to Year Two are applied for and allocated through the Local Authority (see details below). 


Number of Places and Admissions criteria: 

Pre-School has 16 places.

Nursery has 28 places.

Reception - Year Two has a Published Admissions Number (PAN) of 49. 


Should we at any time be over-subscribed, the criteria below will be used to allocate places in order of priority: 

1. Children in public care (looked after children) or a child who was previously looked after in England.
2. Children who were previously in state care outside of England and ceased to be as a result of being adopted.
3. Children living in the school's priority admission area who have an older brother or sister attending, from the same address at the date of admission (the sibling rule).
4. Other children living in the school's priority admission area;
5. Children who live outside the priority area who have an older brother or sister attending from the same address at the time of admission.


Pre-School and Nursery Admissions:

Our Pre School admits children from the age of 2 years. Please come in to school with your child's birth certificate to register your child for a Pre-School place. You can download the admission form (located at the bottom of this page under 'Files to Download') and bring it into school or there are paper copies available here to complete when you visit. 

You may qualify for 15 hours free funding for 2 year olds; please follow the link below to check your eligibility and apply for the funding. Please contact Mrs Valli if you require further information or guidance on how to apply for the 15 hours free childcare; she will be happy to help.


Free early education and care for 2 year old application form and information

All children over the age of 3 years are eligible for 15 hours of free education per week. 


Reception to Year Two Admissions:

Children can start the reception year at primary school from the September after their fourth birthday. To apply for a place in Reception, please follow the link below to see Kirklees guidelines on applying for a primary school place.

Primary Admissions Guide for Parents 2021-22 (


If you are wishing to change your child's school part-way through the school year, the Kirklees ICAF must be completed, no earlier than one school term in advance of when the school place is required. This is done via in year Admissions



Kirklees admissions Policy


Appeals for school places:

Information about how to appeal a decision about your child's school place allocation is also included in the Kirklees Admission Policy (Kirklees admissions Policy)


Files to Download