Dobcroft Infant School is a community school with a three form entry (90 children per year group) and the admission arrangements are determined using set criteria specified by the Local Authority.

We encourage all parents to arrange a visit to the school and we timetable sessions during each term to show parents around the school. You will be able to see the children working and ask any questions about the school. You can arrange a visit by contacting 0114 2368099.

Reception Admissions

As Dobcroft is a maintained school, the admissions process is undertaken by Sheffield City Council. To apply for a place in reception, please visit the Sheffield City Council website:

Please also see the Admissions policy attachment below

Oversubscription and appeals

We realise that parents often find an appeal stressful because of the importance of the decision. There are a variety of different rules for appeals that are taken into consideration.  You can appeal against a decision to refuse your child a place at your preferred school or schools for a maximum of three schools per academic year. You must appeal against the decision in writing by completing an appeal form. The appeal deadline is 28th February 2021. The form can be accessed by visiting the website below or by contacting the Admissions Team directly on 2735790 or 2735766.

Please see the link below for further information and guidance: 

In year transfers

If you wish to transfer your child after the start of the academic year in September, you should contact the Primary Admissions Team on:

Telephone No: 0114 2735766


A copy of the school's catchment area’s to date has been attached for information.

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