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

All children can start school in the September before their 5th birthday. 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 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.

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.

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.

Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process
12 September 2017 – applications can be made for September 2018 entry to Reception

15 Jan 2018  – Deadline for applications

16 April 2018 – National Offer Day

18 May 2018 – Appeal forms to be returned

June-July 2018 – Admission appeals heard


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.