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Admissions to Waverley Primary Academy

Thank you for your interest in joining our growing community.  Waverley Academy is a non-selective, non-denominational primary school for local children and we have a very simple and open approach to admissions.  We are able to offer 30 new places in Reception each year.

If you would like to make an application to join us, please visit Doncaster Council’s website here.

We always welcome any child with an Education Health and Care Plan for whom we are seen as the best school to meet his or her needs.

If there are more applications than places or if the year group is full, we prioritise applications in the following order:

  1. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children
  2. Siblings of current pupils who will still be on roll when the child joins us
  3. By straight line distance

You can find out more information in our published documents:

Waverley Academy Admissions Policy 2022-23

Waverley Academy Admissions Policy 2023-24

We’d also love to tell you more about our school and to invite you in so that you can find out what to expect when your child joins us.  To find out more, please contact the school office on 01302 853326 or send us an email at

Nursery and Reception Admissions

When will my child start at a School Nursery?

If places are available children are eligible to be admitted the term after their third birthday and are admitted in criteria and date of birth order.

A child born between: Is eligible from the start of the:
1 September – 31 December Spring Term in January
1 January – 31 March Summer Term in April
1 April – 31 August Autumn Term in September

Any letters/offers we send will be in relation to a September start only. Once you have secured your September place, the school will contact you direct to offer any January or April starts.

If an early place is not available the Families Information Service can also provide you with details of other registered providers.

Session Times 

At Waverley we are currently able to offer morning nursery places, which start at 8.45am and finish at 11.45pm. Breakfast club is available from 8am should you require your child to attend at a cost of £1.30 per day.

How do I apply?

Application packs are posted out to all Doncaster Residents who were registered with a Doncaster GP as of 1 May.  If you have changed your address or moved to Doncaster after this date, please contact Doncaster Council Admissions if you would like an application pack sending to you or alternatively please complete the online application above.

Important Information – You must apply again for a Reception Place

Attendance at a school nursery does not give you a place.  There is no automatic right of admission into a reception class and all parents must apply for the school they wish to attend

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