The De Lacy Academy Governing Body will act as the Admissions Authority for the Academy as part of the co-ordinated scheme with the local authority. Following due consultation in accordance with the national Schools Admission Code, December 2014, the Governing Body of the Academy has agreed the following Admissions Policy for the academic year 2019-20.

It should be noted that this policy relates only to the academic year 2020-2021. There is no guarantee that the policy will not change for future years.

You can read the Admission Arrangements in full on our Statutory Information page here.

Parents of children in Year 6 must apply for a place in the Academy using the local authority’s Common Application Form which must be completed and returned as specified on the form. This process can be completed online via the local authority’s website. Only under exceptional circumstances will late applications be accepted – until 23rd November 2019. Applications received after this date will only be considered after those applications which were submitted on time.

Parents living within the boundaries of different education authorities may still choose De Lacy Academy as a preferred secondary school but must complete the application form provided by their local authority which will then pass on the information to the local authority in Wakefield.

There will be 210 places available for Year 7 in September 2020. The Published Admission Number (PAN) for the Academy is: 210    

All enquiries regarding admissions into De Lacy Academy should be addressed to the Assistant Principal of Inclusion.

All appeals for De Lacy Academy should be sent directly to the academy and marked for the attention of the Assistant Principal for Inclusion. The appeal letter needs to be with the academy within 10 days of receiving your decision letter from the Local Authority. Please mark the envelope clearly with "Admission Appeal". The appeal will be heard by an independent panel who will send you written notification of the date and time of the appeal hearing. Following the appeal, the Clerk to the appeals panel will write to parents with the decision made.


Contact Details for Wakefield:

Learning Support Services (Admissions, Transport and Free School Meals) 
Wakefield Council

Wakefield One

PO BOX 700
Burton Street



  • Tel – 01924 305663
  • Mobile – 07767 005384
  • Fax – 01924 305611

Working hours are 9.30am to 2.45pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, term-time only.

At all other times, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01924 305616/7.