Admissions & Prospectus

Trinity Academy St Edward’s has an inclusive admissions policy, based on the Department for Education’s model. Trinity Academy St Edward’s will have a Church of England designation and provide an excellent education for all which is rooted in Christian values. It will, however, be fully inclusive and non-selective, welcoming pupils of all abilities, faiths or no faith and from all backgrounds who live locally. This reflects the trust’s commitment to inclusiveness, serving the local community by providing a rich, inspiring and respectful education for all in a nurturing environment to reflect our Christian values. Although, this engaging environment is in no way restricted to those of faith.

Our current secondary academies Trinity Academy Halifax, Trinity Academy GrammarTrinity Academy Cathedral, Trinity Academy Bradford and Trinity Academy Leeds have very similar admissions, while the cohorts attending are very diverse and inclusive. This is the same at Trinity Academy St Edward’s.

All applications must go through the Barnsley LA Admissions Process.

Fair Banding Assessment

Trinity Academy St Edward’s receives a high volume of applicants; although we would like to offer a place to every child who wants to come here, that sadly isn’t possible. We admit a set number of students per year into Year 7 and these places are awarded strictly in line with the terms of our Admissions Policy (including our oversubscription criteria). This can be accessed here.

Parents should register their child for the Fair Banding Assessment even if Trinity Academy St Edward’s is your second or third choice of school. This is in case you do not get your first choice of school and would still like to be considered for a place with us. The Fair Banding Assessment is a selective process that meets the standards and requirements of the Admissions Code. That does not mean we select those with the highest scores. Selection is based on a spread across all ability ranges. Please watch the video on our website for more information on this.

Registration for academic year 2024/25 is now closed. The fair banding registration form for the 2025/26 academic year will open on 21st June 2024 at 9am.

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In-year transfers

Are you interested in applying for a place at Trinity Academy St Edward’s?
You will need to complete the LA’s in-year school transfer form. 

Any requests for an in-year transfer should be made through Barnsley Council

The Barnsley Council website outlines all the information you need to apply for an in-year place, however, please do feel free to contact us with any questions.

What to do if you want to transfer your child from one school to Trinity Academy St Edward’s.

If you’re moving house, fill in a school transfer form and return it to School Admissions (Barnsley Council), PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG.

If you’re not moving house, but your child is having difficulties at school and you’re thinking about transferring them to Trinity Academy St Edward’s, please talk to someone at your child’s school first to see if you can resolve the problem another way.

If, having spoken to your child’s school, you still want to transfer your child, fill in a transfer form, which you can get from your child’s current school, and return it to School Admissions (Barnsley Council), PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG.

When the LA receive your application to transfer

The LA will write to you, usually within three school weeks, to let you know whether or not your transfer request has been successful.

They can refuse your application if transferring your child would have a detrimental impact on the education of children already at Trinity Academy St Edward’s. For example, if admission numbers for your child’s year group have already reached their limit, adding another child would have a negative impact on the education provided.

If the LA refuse your transfer request, you can submit a Notice of Appeal.

If you don’t want to accept the place offered, you must tell School Admissions, in writing, within 10 working days of receiving your offer.


All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code. Appellants should contact the School Admissions Team at Barnsley Council by 09/04/2024 for information on how to appeal. Information on the timetable for the appeals process can be found in the below link.

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