School catchment areas

Each school in Sheffield has a designated catchment area from which it admits its pupils. Your home will be within one of these geographical areas, defined by your postcode and house number.

Living in a catchment area does not guarantee a place at that school. 

If you can't find your postcode on our maps, for example if you live in a new housing development, 

contact us.

If you live in any of the following postcodes, your catchment school will not show on this catchment search:

  • S3 0BS
  • S3 0ES
  • S35 0BS
  • S35 0BT
  • S35 0BX
  • S35 0BY
  • S35 0ES
  • S35 0ET
  • S35 0EU
  • S35 0EW
  • S35 0EX

This is because you are not Sheffield residents as you pay your council tax to Barnsley. However, you may still have a Sheffield catchment school. This school will either be Wharncliffe Side Primary and Bradfield Secondary. 

Church schools have their own faith based criteria for admissions.

Find your catchment primary school

Find your catchment secondary school

Applying for a school place

Find out more about school admissions and apply for a place.

Appeals and oversubscribed schools

Your child's year group may already be full at their catchment school. If so, you can still apply for a place but you will have to submit an appeal.

Contact School Admissions

Pupil Admissions
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S1 4PL

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