General Admissions Information

Pupil Admission Number
Our published pupil admission number (PAN) is 45.

Admission Appeals
Wakefield Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School admission appeals - Wakefield Council.

By 28 February each year, the school will publish a timetable setting out how it will organise and hear admission appeals.

Admission Appeals timetable 2024-2025 will be published here by 28 February 2025.

For appeals, the following rules apply:
• You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the appeal hearing.
• The best time to send evidence is with your appeal form. If you are unable to do this, please send all evidence at least 7 school days before the hearing. If evidence is received after this time the Independent Appeals Panel will decide whether this evidence can be heard or not.
• The school will send its evidence to you at least 7 days before the hearing.
• Wherever possible a decision letter will be sent out to you within 5 school days of the hearing.

*School days are those days on which students are taught at the school. They do not include, for example, school holidays or weekends.

Full Time Schooling

Children are admitted to school for full-time education in the September of the school year that they turn five years old. If you are interested in having your child admitted to The Rookeries at any stage of their schooling, you are warmly invited to make an appointment to come and see us, meet our Head of School and look around.

The admission body for The Rookeries is Pontefract Academies Trust. The Trust follows the Wakefield M D Council Admission Policy in managing admissions. Admission arrangements are administrated centrally by the Wakefield M D Council.

For further information, or to apply, please click here to access the Wakefield Council website.

If your child is older and is applying to join a later year, please contact the Admissions Team at Wakefield Council. You can email them at, call them on 01924 306 052 or write to County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield WF1 2QL.

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