Admissions and Exclusions

Policies on Admissions and Exclusions


We are always keen to welcome new children and their families to the school. If you would like to apply for a place for your child, please click on the link above.


If you are interested in securing a place for your child or if you would you like to visit the school, please contact the school office on 01924 303665 or email us at


At Jerry Clay Academy we are dedicated to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils in a happy caring and healthy learning environment. We are an inclusive school in which people feel free to celebrate their ability and to participate fully in school life.

The admission limit at Jerry Clay Academy is set at 30. The Academy has adopted the Local Authority policies on Admissions and Exclusions. Further information (including deadlines for applications) can be found at under ‘Education’, where there is also an admissions website for Wakefield schools and Academies.


We look forward to welcoming you into our academy and getting to know you.


Mrs Swinburne (Headteacher)

Reception Admissions

Starting in Reception Class at Jerry Clay Academy for September 2020

It has been really lovely to speak with lots of you on the phone over the past couple of weeks. We are really looking forward to meeting you all in the future. As you all know, we are living in unprecedented times. Our priority at the moment is planning and implementing our reintegration of existing pupils into JCA. However, we are hoping that at the end of the summer term we will be in a position to run some small group transition mornings for your children. Starting school is a big event for all of you and we want you to feel comfortable and reassured by the process which we will be putting in place.

Here are some of the events that we will be hosting so that you are as well-informed as possible for when your child starts with us:

Electronic forms – You have all been asked to download our new ParentMail app. We will be notifying you from Monday 18th May that we would like you to electronically complete all of our admission and academy forms via this app.

Induction Presentation – We will be sending you a link to this presentation which will be pre-recorded by myself as Headteacher & Mrs Burrows, as Reception Class Teacher. During this presentation we will be giving you all information about the routines of our schools and expectations for when your child starts at JCA.

Transition morning visit – We are planning for this to take place at the end of the Summer term. However, we will keep you fully informed of this going ahead, as it is all dependent upon safety measures being met.

Reception transition information – Mrs Burrows will be liaising with your child’s current pre-school/ nursery over the coming weeks to ensure the effective handing over of transition information

First week – We will keep you fully informed as we move along the journey of full reintegration of JCA. In the next month, we will be in a position to make decisions about the start dates for new starters to JCA.

In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

We look forward to welcoming you into our very special Jerry Clay Community very soon.

With warmest regards,

Mrs. T Swinburne

Executive Headteacher