All school places are allocated by the Local Authority.

Click here to apply for a school place

The contact details for the Primary Admissions Team are:

Pupil Admissions Team
3rd Floor, Howden House
Union Street
S1 2SH

Tel: 0114 2735698 / 2735766

Fax: 0114 2734155


In-Year Admissions

Bankwood participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions.  If a parent of a child on our roll wishes to apply for a transfer to another school, they must obtain a transfer form from the school for completion of Section 2.  The application must then be sent to the Local Authority which will process the application on the parent’s behalf.  The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days.  If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure.  Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed can be seen at


Families New to the City

 For families that are new to the City, they should contact the Children Missing Education Team at or 0114 273 6462 to arrange an appointment to make an admission application.”


When allocated a place by the Primary Admissions Team, parents are invited to visit school with their child for an induction before they start school.

For admissions into our nursery, please contact the office for an application form.  More information on our free early learning offer can found on the Early Years Information page.