Secondary School Admissions

Apply for Secondary School – Year 7 for September 2022

All children in Year 6 are due to start Secondary School in September 2022.

It is important to apply as a number of schools will be full next September.

You are encouraged to include your catchment area school as one of your preferences even if this is not your first choice. 

Doncaster Council’s online platform for School Admissions

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications is 31 October 2021
  • National Offer Date is 1 March 2022

Y6 leavers ‘pass out’

Next Friday we will be holding a pass out parade for our year 6 leavers. Instead of them going home at 12.45 they will be leaving at 1.15.

We would like to invite parents of year 6 children to come to clap the leavers of 2021 out the gates and give them a lovely send off.

We hope you can make it!

Swimming Super Stars (7/6/21) 🏊‍♂️

Today was sadly our last swimming session. We are absolutely gutted that it is ending, because we have loved it so much. This was our best session yet, as it was a fun day. We got to do synchronised swimming, had a competitive water polo match and then got to have the final part of the session playing with the equipment, racing each other and doing all kinds of other enjoyable activities.

The swimming super stars are everyone from Crew G and Crew Mc. You have really blown us away this year with swimming and have taken everything in your stride. Whether you could not swim or was confident to begin with, their has been so much progress made.

The swimming coaches were really blown away by your commitment and attitude, which goes to show that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.

This has certainly been one of mine and Mrs Gilliland’s favourite sessions to take part in all year and we’re equally as sad that we won’t be going next week. I think a lot will even want to go swimming throughout the summer with their friends or pick up swimming lessons from where they left off!

Each and everyone of you have all made us feel lots of pride at some point during the time we have been going to swimming baths, so I want to say a massive well done!

Mr Gerrard and Mrs Gilliland 😆

Yellow Team 1 Sports Day! (29/6/21) 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️💪

Today, Yellow Team 1 Crew managed to have a really fun day. We completed lots of different challenging, but exciting competitions, from standing long jump to the javelin. I think we all really enjoyed the javelin the most, as we took many goes at this. We managed to come second with Crew Yellow 🌞🌞 overall. We were really pleased! Here are some photos from our first sports day in a long time! A massive shout out to the Year 6s for helping explain the activities so well!

We had a great day and can’t wait to compete again! 😆

Crew Mcloughlin Weekly Blog 25/06/21

We have had a lovely week in Crew Mcloughlin despite it being assessment week. I am so proud of our hard work and determination to achieve our expected targets. We really have had much to celebrate with Crew Mc’s scores and progress made this year and it just shows we are getting smarter 😁 I am truly blown away, despite the strange year we have had, that the children have been able to achieve what they have, true heroes!

With being in summer term the assessments did challenge us and I know we have been disheartened at some point along the way this week but I just love how much as a Crew we care and want the very best for ourselves.🥰 But we need to remember we have not had a normal year and the majority of us are making fab progress and every single one of you should be proud of your achievements this year!

This week our HoWL average 2.8 doesn’t fully reflect the ‘work hard’ week we have had, as a number of our Crew have been absent. We need to show an improvement in our attendance as we know Crew Mc had the lowest in our phase last week ☹ Remember we only have 3 weeks left together too! 😪

I definitely think Crew Mc deserve a treat and a well earned rest over the weekend ready for a week full of sports day, fish and chips and finalising our expedition product.

Have a lovely weekend!

Swimming Super Stars (16/6/21) 🏊‍♂️

This was another fantastic week at swimming and a session that we all enjoyed very much. It was maybe even pour favourite yet, which is a very hard choice to make, considering we love swimming so much! Today, we we went swimming in our clothes and this was for a very good reason – it was our water safety course, which we will complete next week as well. The vast majority of us managed to swim in the deep end. Those that didn’t still have next week to have a go, but they did brilliantly in the depth of water that they felt most confident in. I know many will try next week. It was difficult to pick our swimming super star this week, with so many fantastic achievements. They were:

McKenzie for being able to swim in the deep end with a ball on his front and back! (Crew G) 😀

Riley for swimming so confidently and with great skill! (Crew G) 😁

Roxanne for showing great perseverance, even with some nerves! (Crew Mc) 😃

Harry for swimming in the deep end to the rope, which was 15m away! (Crew Mc) 😄

I want to give a special shout out to Brayden who was our first pupil to swim from the deep end to the shallow end. Myself and Mrs Gilliland, along with the swimming instructors were blown away. We were really proud!

The children will need to come with the same clothing next week as well, as we continue our swimming safety! 😆

Final word presentations – y6 parents

Dear Parents/carers,

During the next few weeks, our Year 6 children are preparing for their ‘Final Word’ presentation. This is a reflection on their primary school years whereby they reflect on their character growth, academic success and the beautiful work that they have produced during their time at Carcroft School. This is also a time to use their reflections to share why they are ready to take on their new challenge at their secondary school.

During their presentations, we would like to invite you to attend their Final Word along with their crew lead and a teacher of their choice. If you would like to attend, please fill out the form below by Friday 18th June so that staff can align times and dates for the year 6 pupils presentations.

Final Word Y6 Parent request