Admission Arrangements

Click to download the 2020 Guide for Parents as a .pdf

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 2020 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016.  Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.

Applications for children who were born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 can be made only from the Autumn of 2020.

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.

Following the conversion to academy status the South York Multi Academy Trust is our admissions authority.  Applications are processed by, and must be made via, the Local Authority.  You will find the South York Multi Academy Trust Admissions Policy on our Policies page of this website. Our PAN (Proposed Admission Number) for September 2020 is 30.

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, and details of the admissions policies for all York schools can be found here.  

Will your child start reception in September 2020?

Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2020 opened on 12th September 2019. The deadline for applications is 15th January 2020. Late applications can be made after this date, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day will be 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 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.

Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process
12th September 2019 – applications open online for September 2020 entry to Reception
15th Jan 2020 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2020 -National Offer Day
20th May 2020 – Appeal forms to be returned
June-July 2020 – Admission appeals heard
September 2020 – Applications for the 2021 entry into Reception expected to open


Admission Arrangements 2021/22 entry

South York Multi Academy Trust is our admissions authority.  Click here to find out about the admissions consultation for 2021-2022.