We are thrilled that you are considering Atkinson Road Primary Academy. We are very proud of our high parent satisfaction rates and are committed to working hard to maintain them.

Choosing a school for your child is exciting but it can seem a little daunting too. We hope that you find all the information you need on this site. If not, please get in touch so that we can help to answer your questions.

We would love to welcome you to see our academy – please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit to see what makes Atkinson Road Primary Academy such a wonderful place for your child to learn.

All schools publish the guidelines that they follow when offering places to children. Our Admissions Policy below explains how decisions about admissions will be made fairly.

The application process depends on how old your child will be on the birthday that falls within the school year. The school year, or academic year, runs from 1st September to 31st August.


If your child becomes 2, 3 or 4 years old during the school year, you can apply for them to join our Nursery. Applications to our Nursery are made directly to the school and you can apply by contacting us.

Reception and years 1-6

Your child is entitled to a full-time school place from the September following their fourth birthday and you can apply for them to join the academy in Reception. If your child becomes any age between 6 and 11 during the school year, you can apply for them to come into their year group within Atkinson Road Primary Academy.

Places in Reception and years 1-6 can be applied for online at Alternatively, please contact the school directly and we will be able to help you further.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you and your child.