The Published Admission Number (PAN) for our school is 30
Admission to F1
Admissions to F1 are processed through the school. Parents need to complete an Application for Nursery Form, which is available from the school office and return the completed form with their child’s Birth Certificate.
A place is normally three terms attendance, commencing in the Autumn Term one year before entry to reception/Foundation Stage 2.
Children enter Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) at the beginning of the school year after the child has turned 3. All children start in FS1 at the start of the school year in September and they attend either 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions (15 hours per week) or the full day, Monday to Friday (30 hours a week).
All applications will be considered throughout the year and all successful parents will be contacted about transition in the summer term. Our FS1 PAN is for 24 children in the morning and 24 in the afternoon.
At the end of F1, children do not automatically move into F2. If you want your child to attend our school in F2 you will need to complete the application form below to apply for a place.
Information about Admission to Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)
Children enter Foundation Stage 2 (FS2) at the beginning of the school year in which they are 5. All children start FS2 at the start of the school year in September. All parents, as part of Doncaster Local Authority’s admissions policy have to apply to the Local Authority (LA) for admission to the school of their choice. Parents have to fill in an application form for a place for their child. Places are then allocated by the LA.
The admission limit for our school is 30, so places are often refused because the school is full. There is an Appeals process to follow if your child does not receive the place that you have applied for.
There is no automatic transfer between Foundation Stage 1 (nursery) and Foundation Stage 2 and all parents must apply for a school place.
How to apply for Admission to Primary School (F2) 2023
If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you need to apply now for a primary school place for September 2024.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 January 2024.
Any application made after this closing date is considered as a late application. If your application is late you will be far less likely to get in to your preferred school. We often have 50+ applications for our FS2, therefore we follow our schools admissions criteria which ranks children as follows:
Children in Care/Looked After Children and Children who were previously in Care/Looked After (see Definition 5 – Looked after children)
Children with special medical or social circumstances where these needs can only be met at this school. This is not about educational needs. Professional supporting evidence must be provided if admission is to be made under this criterion. A professionally qualified person such as a medical doctor, psychologist or social worker must set out the particular reasons why the school is the suitable one for the child and the difficulties which would be caused if the child had to attend another school
Children who have an elder brother/sister (see definition 1) attending the school at the time at the time of anticipated admission
Children of parents/carers (see definition 2) who reside in the parish of Mexborough and regularly (see definition 3) attend the parish church of St. John the Baptist, Mexborough.
Children who reside in the parish of Mexborough and regularly attend the parish church of St.John the Baptist
Children of parents /carers who reside in the parish of Mexborough and regularly attend a Christian denomination participating in ‘Churches Together in England’(see definition 4 )
Children who reside in the parish of Mexborough and regularly attend a Christian denomination participating in ‘Churches Together in England’
Children who reside outside the parish of Mexborough and regularly attend a Christian denomination participating in ‘Churches Together in England’
Children who are resident in the parish of Mexborough 10.Children of staff on the payroll of the school (see definition 6) All other children
If you want your child to attend our school in F2 you will need to complete the application form below to apply for a place.
Joining the school after September
Sometimes children need to change school at different times because of moving house or other reasons. School places are managed and allocated by the Local Authority, so parents wishing to gain a place at Mexborough St John's for their child will need to contact the LA Admissions Team on 01302 736000.
Admission to Year 7
If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, you need to apply now for a secondary school place for 2024.
The online application service will open on 1 July 2023. It will close on 31 October 2023. However, you may still apply and this will be considered after the national offer date.
The National Offer Date is 1 March 2024 - Parents will be emailed their decision, using the email account used to apply.
The phone number for the Admissions Team is 01302 736000.