Children are admitted to school for full-time education in the September of the school year that they turn five years old. If you are interested in having your child admitted to Orchard Head at any stage of their schooling, you are warmly invited to make an appointment to come and see us, meet our Headteacher and look around.

The admission body for Orchard Head is Pontefract Academies Trust. The Trust follows the Wakefield M D Council Admission Policy in managing admissions. Admissions arrangements are administrated centrally by the Wakefield M D Council.

The online application system opened on Wednesday 1st November 2023 for full time places in Reception to start in the academic year commencing September 2024.

The deadline for on-time applications is 15 January 2024.

For further information, or to apply, please click here to access the Wakefield Council website.

If your child is older and is applying to join a later year, please contact the Admissions Team at Wakefield Council. You can email them at, call them on 01924 306 052 or write to County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield WF1 2QL.