Holy Spirit Catholic Primary Academy, Bath Road, Heckmondwike, WF16 9EA

01924 400820


Holy Spirit Catholic Primary Academy

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Dear Parents,

Welcome and thank you for showing an interest in our school! 

We realise that choosing the right school for your child is a very important decision, with that in mind visits to our wonderful school are positively encouraged.  This will give you the opportunity to see what we are about as a school and a community and it will give you the chance to ask me any questions/ discuss any worries you may have.  

If you would like any further information, please call the school office on 01924 400820 where Ms Rochford or Ms Naughton will be able to arrange a visit or answer any further questions.

I look forward to meeting you soon,

Mrs Claire Bass 


Extract from OFSTED report Dec 22

'Children in the early years get a positive start to their education. Routines are well established. These support children to become confident and independent learners. Adults have warm and supportive interactions with children. Leaders and teachers place a clear focus on early language and mathematics. Children achieve well across all areas of learning.
Leaders ensure that pupils with SEND are identified early and that their needs are met. Well-trained staff work with pupils to ensure that they can access the curriculum and achieve.'


The closing date for admissions is 15th January in the same year that your child will start school.

Kirklees pupil admissions is a fully automated online only system to apply for a school place HOWEVER as the Academy Council of our school are the Admissions Authority IT IS VITAL THAT YOU ALSO complete a paper Supplementary Information Form (SIF) available online at Kirklees Admissions or by clicking on the link below.  The SIF contains VITAL information needed for the Academy Council in order to prioritise our admissions.  Baptised Catholic children are given priority; in accordance with our Admissions Policy. 

If your child is a baptised Catholic, Baptismal Certificates MUST be provided to support your application - if you do not have one, these are available from your Parish Priest.  (without the Certificate, we cannot prioritise your child appropriately).

You can only register for a place from September the year before your child is due to start school. eg child due to start in September 2025, on-line applications open on 1st September 2024.   

If you need any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Our Academy Council will meet soon after the closing date of 15th January to allocate places as per our Admissions Policy.  We then notify Kirklees School Admissions of the names of the children who will be offered a place with us.  Kirklees Pupil Admissions will write to all parents on behalf of the Academy Council during April in the  year that your child will start school.

 Please see the Admissions Policy below and please remember that a Supplementary Information Form MUST be completed and handed in to the school office, for each admission request to school. Click on the document link below to download/view a copy of the form.

  Admissions policy 2024/25 

 Admissions Policy 2025/26 

 Supplementary Information Form - Must be completed and returned to the school before 15th January

Admissions Catchment Area Map - St Paul's Cleckheaton & Holy Spirit Heckmondwike



 School Transfers mid-year.

If you are moving into the area or wish your child to transfer to our school mid-year, you need to complete a supplementary information form (click on link above) and a Kirklees In Year Admissions online application form, available on the Kirklees school admissions website.  To find out if any places are available, or If you require any further help or information about admissions, please ring us on 01924 400820.


Please click on the Admission Appeal Timetable below if you need to know how to appeal against the Governors' decision.  The document states the timeline used for all Appeals.

Admissions Appeals Timetable

If you are not offered a place in school and wish to appeal against the Governors' decision, please click on the link below to download the form, complete it and return in to the school.

Form to appeal against Governors Decision    


Ofsted an Parent View