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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 below.

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.

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Click button to apply for a place at Jerry Clay Academy

Please note for applications that our academy admission number is 137148

Admissions Appeal Timetable


Reception Admissions

Starting school is an exciting time for a child.  We have carefully devised a structured & planned approach to the induction of all new children.

Home visits or visits to your child’s pre-school – Children who are starting school will receive a home visit/ visit to the pre-school from their new class teacher and another member of staff.  The purpose of this visit is for:

  • The child to meet the new adults within their own environment
  • The teacher to understand as much as possible about the learning that the child has already experienced in the first four years of their life

During the home/ pre-school visit the teacher will play with the child and ask them some questions.  The other adult will ask the parents/carers several questions.  Some of this information will be used to plan the first few days at school to help make the transition from home to school smooth.

Evening Presentation – Summer Term.  There will be a presentation for parents/carers to meet staff and learn about the year ahead and the curriculum. Trutex- the uniform suppliers will be in attendance to meet all of your child’s school uniform needs.

Summer Term Open morning(s) – There will be an open morning for parents/carers and children to visit the school so that the child can see the classroom and the parent/carer can discuss the new environment with her/him during June/July.

First week – The children start on a staggered basis, so that individual time can be spent settling the children into the routines.


Introduction to Reception