In Summer 2005 the Messenger reported on the lack of local secondary school places for children. Now we have learnt that this is affecting all the school years from Nursery upwards.
Firs Hill, Byron Wood, Pyebank and Whiteways schools and nurseries are all full, if not over subscribed. Sally Turnbull, nursery teacher at Byron Wood, thinks that there is enough overall nursery provision in the area, but it might not be at the school or centre of your choice.
There is a bigger problem at Reception level (age 5) as all schools in the area are currently full. Sally Turnbull has eleven children on her waiting list who should be starting in January, but who have been offered places outside Burngreave, for example at Netherthorpe and Parkwood schools.
If you have concerns over your child’s school place call LEA Admissions on 273 5766.