Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6RS
015395 52298
Paul Macfarlane Helen Fothergill

Admissions and Admissions Policy

Joining our Nursery
Children can join our Nursery in the term after their third birthday, with starting points in September, January and April at the beginning of each school term. We also have 30 hour funded provision available for those parents that are eligible as well as the option for additional paid for sessions. If you would like further information please contact Mrs Fothergill to arrange a chat about the options available or for a visit to our Nursery.

Children can join our school Reception Class in the September after their fourth birthday. You can register for a school place online by following the link below; 

Children born between 1 April and 31 August can start the September after they turn five. Contact the local council or school to ask for your child to start later. It will be decided if your child should start in reception year or year 1, based on what's in the best interests of your child.

Changing Schools

Sometimes a change of school is unavoidable, such as when a family moves house. However, if you are considering changing your child’s school for other reasons, there are a few issues that you should consider.

Changing schools is a very important step. This can be unsettling for a child, as it involves leaving existing friendship groups, making new friends, settling with new teachers and getting used to a new environment. It may also affect the progress that they are making at school.

If you are thinking about transferring your child to Dean Barwick Primary School for reasons other than moving house, you should:

  • Talk through any issues or concerns you may have with the current school.
  • Bear in mind that, if your child already has a local school place, the new school would not need to accept him/her on roll until the start of the next term.
  • Be aware that, although there is a national curriculum that every child is expected to follow, each school delivers parts of this curriculum at different stages and times during the school year. If you transfer your child’s school mid-year, they might miss out or repeat a part of the scheme of work at the new school.
  • Consider any transport implications. If you transfer your child to another school, you may be responsible for transporting your child to and from school and any costs involved. You can find out more information at https://www.westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-transport


If you wish to apply for an in-year admission, please complete the application form and return to office@deanbarwick.cumbria.sch.uk



Admission to Reception/Secondary: https://www.westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions