We recognise what a big decision choosing a new school is for parents and carers; at Scissett Middle School we aim to provide as much support as possible in order that you choose the right school for your child and your family. The good news is you've got some fantastic schools to choose from in the local area, it goes without saying that we'd love your final choice to be Scissett Middle School .

Unlike most schools, at Scissett we have two points of entry to our school. 

Year 6 - Most pupils join us in Year 6. The key dates for applying for a place in our Year 6 are the same as applying for a primary school place i.e. closing dates for applications in January, National Offer Day in April.

Year 7 - We also have a second round of applications as part of the secondary school application process. This means if you were unsuccessful in securing a Year 6 place for your child, they may still be able to join us in Year 7. Every year spaces become available at the end of Year 6 and pupils join us in Year 7. Putting us as your first choice secondary school place will not affect your second and third choices should you be unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Scissett. You must apply for a secondary school place by the end of October, the National Offer Day is in March.

The school holds an annual open evening on the third Tuesday in October each year, this event will give you a real flavour of what our special and truly unique school has to offer. At SMS we are a school that provides outstanding learning opportunities underpinned by a culture of RESPECT by working together, respecting all, because everyone matters.

Families are also welcome to visit the school at any point during the school year, please contact the school office to arrange your visit.

If you would like to apply for a normal round place in Year 6 at Scissett Middle School, please click here to apply online.

Click here to view our priority admissions area. 

Pupils are admitted to the school in accordance with the Kirklees LA Admissions Policy as set out in their Guides for Parents. Further information is available from:

Pupil Admissions
2nd Floor
High Street Buildings
High Street

Telephone 01484 225007/8

or click here to go to Kirklees Admission webpage


The Trust’s Admissions policy can be viewed on our Policies page.


In Year Admissions

You can apply for a place for your child at any time outside the normal admissions round. As is the case in the normal admissions round, all children whose statement of SEN or EHC plan names the school will be admitted. Likewise, if there are spaces available in the year group you are applying for, your child will always be offered a place.

The link to the form is below:



Please see our Admissions Policy on our Policies page for further details about In Year applications.