Admission Arrangements

Dunnington CE Primary School is a voluntary-controlled Church of England School, serving the whole community in which it is set. The Governing Body of Dunnington C.E. School operates an equal opportunities admissions policy, where no child can be discriminated against on the grounds of gender, ethnic background, religious belief or special needs. We welcome children from families of all faiths or of none that recognise and support the Christian ethos of the school.Dunnington CE Primary School Admissions Policy

Click to download the 2019 Guide For Parents from the CYC website

All children can start school in the September before their 5th birthday.  You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school by the 15th of January in the school year your child turns 4. For entry in the September 2019 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.  Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.

Every June, a meeting is held for parents of children due to start in the following September. The children are also invited to spend several afternoons in school prior to starting school. If you would like a pre-admission visit, please telephone 01904 552910 and make an appointment. The headteacher or administrator will be pleased to show you around.

Will your child start reception in September 2019?

Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2019 opened on Wednesday 12th September 2018. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 15th January 2019. Late applications can be made after this date, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day will be Tuesday 16th April 2019.

Applications for entry into reception can be made by using the online form to apply for a school place.

If you can’t apply online you can request a paper Primary Application Form by calling 01904 551 554. Forms are also distributed to primary schools and nurseries in the York area.

Please read the Guide for Parents when applying for a school place, as it contains key information on school admissions.  You can also find the Guide to School Catchment Areas online.  We also advise you to keep checking on the City of York Council Admissions site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.  The school’s full admissions policy can be found on our policies page.

Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process
12th September 2018 – applications can be made for September 2019 entry to Reception

15th January 2019 – Deadline for applications

16th April 2019 – National Offer Day

4th June 2019 – Appeal forms to be returned

June-July 2019 – Admission appeals heard

September 2019 – Applications for the 2020 entry into Reception expected to open


As a voluntary controlled school, our admissions arrangements are set by City of York Council as the admissions authority for our school and details of the admissions policies that apply can be found here.

For any queries about the admissions policy or process you can email education@york.gov.uk or call 01904 551554.  Further details are available on their website.