Admission Arrangements

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 2021 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.  Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.

Applications for children who were born between 01 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 can be made only from the Autumn of 2021.

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 2021 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 2021?

Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2021 opened on 12th September 2020. The deadline for applications is 15th January 2021. Late applications can be made after this date, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day will be 16th April 2021.

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 2020 – opening date for applications
  • 15th January 2021 – deadline for ‘on time’ applications
  • 16th April 2021 – National Offer Day
  • 21st May 2021 – deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing
  • 1st June 2021– admission appeals start date
  • 16th July 2021 – admission appeals end date
  • September 2021 – Applications for the 2022 entry into Reception expected to open

Admission Consultation for 2022/23 entry

South York Multi Academy Trust is our admissions authority.  Applications for children who were born between 01 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 for entry to Reception in September 2022 can be made only from the Autumn of 2021. Click here to find out about the admissions consultation for 2022-2023,  which is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 12 October and 29 November 2020.