Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents


Silkstone Primary school caters for children between the ages of 5 and 11. If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, they’ll be ready for starting school in September 2017. The year 6 children transfer to their secondary school following their eleventh birthday. We encourage children to visit school before they begin full time.

How to apply for a place

Please use the link below for the BMBC website which contains all the advice needed regarding admissions.

Barnsley Residents

Since September 2012, you have been able to apply online for a primary school place via the BMBC online admissions site. For your child to start primary school in September 2017, you need to apply for a place before the deadline of 16th January 2017. There are two ways you can do this:

  • Using the above link to apply online
  • Complete a paper application form which can also be downloaded from the above link, alternatively you can collect a form from the main school office. Completed paper forms should be returned to the headteacher of your preferred primary school or to School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG (before the deadline of 16th January 2017.)

Please also refer to the Admission to school 2017-2018 Advice to Parents booklet for further advice and guidance.

Non-Barnsley residents

Contact the school admissions service at your local council for a copy of their school admissions booklet and fill in the form included in it. Do not use the Barnsley application form or Barnsley’s online system.