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Yewlands Academy


Yewlands Academy draws students from Grenoside, Parson Cross, Ecclesfield, Firth Park and Southey Green areas.

We are oversubscribed and have for the last two years increased admission numbers to support parental first choices.

We welcome students to Yewlands regardless of their social, cultural or religious background and regardless of ability.

Parents wanting a place for their child should contact Pupil Admissions at the LEA or contact the school directly to collect a form which will then need to be returned to Pupil Admissions.

Admission Numbers - September 2022

Year 7     210

Year 8     210

Year 9     180

Year 10   180

Year 11    180

All school admissions are coordinated by the Local Authority.

Visit the Sheffield City Council website to access information about the admissions process and apply for a place at Yewlands Academy.


Oversubscription criteria are as follows:

  1. Looked After or previously Looked After children
  2. Catchment area & Sibling
  3. Catchment area
  4. Sibling
  5. Feeder School
  6. Other applications

The tie-breaker within each category being straight line distance as the crow flies.

Arrangements for the Admission of Students with Disabilities

Close liaison with feeder schools, families and specialist services takes place in order to determine the provision required by individual students with disabilities e.g. special equipment, additional support etc. Pre-visits and risk assessments are arranged where necessary in consultation with the Local Authority.

Students with disabilities wherever possible have access to the whole curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Alternatives are offered if difficulties arise.

‘Reasonable adjustments’ have been made to all relevant policies within the Academy in order to assist access to the curriculum and the physical environment (which are also reflected in the Academy’s Accessibility Plan). On admission, the Academy operates a system of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for individual students with disabilities in collaboration with families and Academy staff.

The Academy’s SEND Policy supports the vision stated in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years: January 2015 stating that ‘our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.’

Atypical Admissions

The Government is keen to ensure that parents and students are fully informed of other opportunities that might be available at times other than normal transfer points. There are two local schools with an atypical admission age in the area within reasonable travelling distance, these are the two University Technical Colleges (UTC) who take students at Year 9, Year 10 and Year 12. Parents and students may apply for admission to the UTCs. Click here to access the UTC website and admissions information.

Local Authority Admissions information