Time for school!
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit our school website!
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, you need to apply for their primary school place before the 15th January 2021.
We’ve been making big changes at Cherry Tree Academy which we’d love to share with you. As we are not currently permitted to show visitors around the school due to social distancing restrictions, why not book a zoom meeting or telephone appointment with our Head Teacher Mr Grayston who would be delighted to answer any queries?
How do I apply?
Wakefield operates a co-ordinated scheme for primary admission arrangements. This means that Wakefield Council administer applications for all schools in the Wakefield and Pontefract area.
You can now make a school application online
Application process for children starting school September 2021:
1 November 2020
Parents can make applications online
15 January 2021
Closing date for applications and final date for any changes to addresses. After this date, please contact the Council's School Admission Team.
16 April 2021
Letters posted (by second class delivery) to inform parents of allocated school. E-mails sent to online applicants.
May - August 2021
Second round of allocation of places and further requests for appeals. Late applications that missed the 15 January 2021 deadline or any changes made to a submitted application will now be considered
May - July 2021
If you require any assistance with the application process, please contact the Wakefield Admissions Team at:
01924 306 052