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

Will your child start reception in September 2017?

Your child can usually start primary or infant school in the September of the school year they turn 5 – so if your child’s 5th birthday is between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18 they will generally start school next September.  Applications for entry into reception in September 2017 can be made either:

On time applications were accepted until 15 January 2017, so only late applications can now be made.  Applicants were advised of their allocated school from ‘national offer day’, which was 18 April 2017.

Will your child start reception in September 2018?

Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2018 can be made from 12th September 2017, until 15th January 2018. Late applications can be made after 15 January, though these may be looked at after other applications.  National Offer Day will be the 16th April 2018.

Please read the Guide for Parents when applying for a school place, as it contains key information on school admissions.  The school’s full admissions policy can be found on our policies page.


As a voluntary controlled school, our admissions arrangements are set by City of York Council as the admissions authority for our school. Further details of policies that apply can be found on the CYC website, and for any queries about the admissions policy or process you can email education@york.gov.uk or call 01904 551554.