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Brambles Primary Academy


Visits to Brambles Primary Academy are strongly recommended.

Ofsted - Hanham Primary Federation, Bristol

01484 240338

Are you looking for a place for your child to start Reception in 2023

or in Year 3 2023?

Brambles Primary Academy is a brand new non-selective Free School and is a member of South Pennine Academies.

The academy has 60 places available for children aged 4 starting Reception in September 2023 and 6 places for Year 3 starting September 2023. When our school is full, we have a capacity of 420 places We are located on Cambridge Road, Huddersfield.

To apply visit : www.kirklees.gov.uk/admissions or call: 01484 220507

Children can start reception year at primary school from the September after their fourth birthday. By law children don't have to start school until the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday

You can apply online for a primary school or middle school place between 1 September 2022 and 15 January 2023.

When to apply based on your child's date of birth
Child is born between Starts primary school Apply between
1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019 September 2023 September 2022 - January 2023
1 September 2019 - 31 August 2020 September 2024 September 2023 - January 2024
1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021 September 2025 September 2024 - January 2025

Please note applications close on the 15th January 2023

Late applications

If you apply after the deadline of 15 January 2023, your application will be considered as late. Late applications are not considered until all on-time applicants have been allocated school places.

Late applications received after 15 February 2023 will be processed as part of the re-allocation period. This is a 'two-week window' after national offer day when Kirklees parents/carers can write to Kirklees Pupil Admissions and change the school preference(s).

Late applications severely reduce your application's success.

For further information on Admission arrangements please see our admission policies on our policy page or follow the link below


Brambles Primary Academy does not give priority to applications from students enrolled at a particular School or Academy

 Kirklees Timetable for admissions to Primary School 2023

Date Information
Thursday 1 September 2022 Applications can be made from this date. All applications must be made online.
Sunday 15 January 2023 This is the closing date for your applications. Remember that a late application can severely reduce your chances of obtaining a place at your preferred school.
Monday 17 April 2023 Parents/carers can log on to the Kirklees parent portal from 08:30am to see their offer of a school place and an email offer will be sent during the day to the email address the parent/carer used when submitting their application.
Tuesday 16 May 2023 The last day for requesting an appeal for starting community and voluntary controlled schools in September 2022. Academies, free school, trust schools and voluntary schools may have different closing dates for appeals. You must contact them directly.
June 2023 onwards Appeal hearings take place.
Sunday 31 December 2023 Waiting lists close for community and voluntary controlled schools. Academies, free school, trust schools and voluntary aided schools may have different closing dates for waiting lists. Please contact them directly.

 If you would like to appeal please follow the link below to take you to Kirklees 

Kirklees admission appeals

In-Year Admissions or applications to Reception, Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3

In-year admissions to Brambles Primary Academy will be dealt with by the Academy itself. Please ring for further information on this process.

There are three different types of in-year admission:

  • Parents or carers who have moved into Kirklees and do not have a school place for their child
  • Parents or carers who are moving within Kirklees and whose child already has a school place
  • Parents or carers who live in Kirklees and are not moving house, but would like their child to change school

If you would like your child to transfer to Brambles Primary Academy you will need to complete an ICAF (in-year common application form).

The ICAF (in-year common application form) is available in the following ways:

If there are no places available

If there are no places available, we will write to you saying that we cannot offer your child a place with us and asking whether you would like us to add your child’s name to our waiting list.

The Governing Body will use the oversubscription criteria above to rank unsuccessful applicants in a waiting list so that further places may be offered if they become available.

Oversubscription criteria 

 ‘The criteria in this section apply to entry at Reception phase of the school. When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

1. Children in public care (looked after children) or a child who was previously looked after including those children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order), immediately following having been looked after and those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

2. Priority will next be given to the siblings of pupils attending the school at the time the application is received.

3. Priority will next be given to children living within 1.5 miles of Brambles Primary Academy. See the map at the end of this policy.

4. Other children

How we consider applications for every age group

Brambles Primary Academy opened as a new school in September 2018, starting with just reception pupils.

It is intended the school will grow with a new year group of 60 reception children each year until we reach Year 6 in 2024. As the school grows, we will be able to consider admissions for any of the year groups we have. When full capacity is 420 children.

Special Education Needs

The Academy will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan where the Academy is named in the statement or plan.

Parents of potential children are invited to meet with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), in order to discuss their child’s needs and how these could be met by the academy.

The academy ensures that admission procedures and arrangements are accessible to disabled applicants and do not treat vulnerable children less favourably.