Castleford Park Junior Academy

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Admission Policy 2024/25 – consultation

In line with the LA’s proposed admissions policy changes 2024/25, the Governing Body of Castleford Park Junior Academy are also consulting on proposed changes to the academy’s Admissions Policy for the 2024/2025 school year.

The consultation starts on the 5th December 2022 and will end on the 27th January 2023.

The areas for consultation include :

Applicants to Castleford Park Junior Academy would continue to apply using the Wakefield Council’s online application system.

Any comments should be made to Paula Turner at enquiries@pjacademy.net no later than 27th January 2023.

Admissions Policies

Full guidance regarding the admission criteria for Castleford Park Junior Academy can be found in our admission policy above.  Wakefield Council is responsible for coordinating the allocation of school places. 

If you are thinking of applying for a place for your child at our school you are most welcome to come and visit us to have a look around.  Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Link to Schools Admissions webpage

Important Information: Appeals

If your preference for a school place cannot be met you have the right of appeal. All appeals are organised by Committee Services. Parents should submit an appeal within 21 days from the receipt of refusal. You will be asked to complete a form, clearly stating your reasons for your appeal.

It is preferable that all supporting evidence is submitted at the same time as the appeal form. However, if this is not possible, additional information will be accepted up to three working days before the appeal hearing. It is possible that any information submitted after this time will not be considered by the Independent Appeal Panel. 

No appeals will be heard until the deadline for submitting appeal forms has passed. 

If you submit your Appeal form after this deadline, your appeal may not be heard with all the other appeals being heard for that school. Parents will be sent a letter informing them of the date and time of the appeal hearing. At least 10 school days notice of the hearing date will be given. 

Admission Authority’s case:

The Admission Authority is required to produce documentation explaining the reasons why the school place has been refused. This will be sent to parents at least five working days before the appeal hearing. 

Notification of the Appeal Panel’s decision:

The Appeal Panel’s decision is communicated to you in writing. This is normally within five working days of the appeal hearing.

Appeals for mid-year transfers:

Parents are requested to complete and return their Appeal form within 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful. It is preferable that all supporting evidence is submitted at the same time as the Appeal form. However, if this is not possible, additional information will be accepted up to three working days before the appeal hearing. It is possible that any information submitted after this time will not be considered by the Independent Appeal Panel.

Appeals will usually be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Parents will be sent a letter informing them of the date and time of the appeal hearing. At least 10 school days notice of the hearing date will be given. The Admission Authority is required to produce documentation explaining the reasons why the school place has been refused. This will be sent to parents at least five working days before the appeal hearing. The Appeal Panel’s decision is communicated to parents in writing. This is normally within five working days of the appeal hearing.

Castleford Park Junior Academy Published Admission Number (PAN) is 105 pupils.​​​​​

School Admissions Appeal Timetable 2023

Appeals for transfer to Primary School (Reception Year & Year 3 2023/24)

National Offer DateDeadline for submitting Appeal FormsAppeal Hearings Held
Monday, 17 April 2023Monday, 16 May 2023June 2023 onwards

Link for more appeals information