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If you wish to apply for a place at Glasshoughton Infant Academy, all admissions are dealt with on our behalf by Wakefield Council – telephone 01924 305617. The Local Authority pages found here​ explain Wakefield policies and information on school admissions from starting primary school through to high school.

Starting school, or moving from one school to another can be a worrying time for both parents and children. The Local Authority aim to make the school admissions process as painless and trouble free as they can; and if problems do arise, for example if they cannot offer your child a place at the school you want, the School Admissions Team will discuss alternatives with you and give you details of the appeals arrangements.

Wakefield school admissions policy can be viewed  by visiting the Wakefield Local Authority Website admissions page found here. ​On this page you will find details of the policies for the admission of pupils to Wakefield schools.The Policy can be viewed online or saved for offline viewing using Adobe Reader.



Admissions Policy for Glasshoughton Infant Academy 


​At Glasshoughton Infant Academy we are passionate about the learning journey of our young children and want to ensure that we are giving them the best start to their education.

In the event that there are more applications than places for our reception classes, children who have attended nursery at Glasshoughton Infant Academy will be given a higher priority over those children who have not attended GIA nursery.    

Set out below is the criteria that we are proposing to use as our new admissions in to full time school:

(a) Children in public care (looked after children), or a child who was previously looked after or fostered under an arrangement made by the Local Authority; 

(b) (i) Children who live in the school's catchment area, who have brothers and sisters attending the school at the time of admission; 

(ii) Children who live in the school's catchment area at the time of admission; 

(c) (i) Children who have brothers or sisters in attendance at the school however do not live in the school's catchment area;

(ii) Children who are attending Glasshoughton Infant Academy nursery; 

(d) Other children, with priority being given to those living nearest to the school.


Glasshoughton Infant Academy's published admission number (PAN) is 60.
Download School Prospectus 2020-2021.pdf
Download      ​
Glasshoughton Infant Academy Admissions Policy 2020/21
Download Nursery Admissions Policy Sept 2020.pdf
Download Glasshoughton Infant Academy Admissions Policy 2021-22.pdf

Glasshoughton Infant Academy is part of the Castleford Academy Trust. You can visit the other schools by clicking the relevant link below.

Contact Details

Mrs A Walker
Glasshoughton Infant Academy
WF10 4BH

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Phil Wagstaff. He can be contacted via the school.

For all enquiries please contact Mrs Nicola Raven-Dossey in the school office on:

01977 516343

Email addresses:

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of any information on the website

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

Mrs Claire Wilson
Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Newfield Avenue
WF10 4BH
01977 516343