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 2022 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018.  Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.

Applications for children who were born between 01 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 can be made only from the Autumn of 2022.

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 2022 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 2022?

Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2022 opened on 12th September 2021. The deadline for applications is 15th January 2022. Late applications can be made after this date, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day will be 16th April 2022 or the next working day.

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 2021 – opening date for applications
  • 15th January 2022 – Deadline for applications
  • 16th April 2022 or the next working day – National Offer Day
  • 21st May 2022 – Appeal forms to be returned
  • June-July 2022 – Admission appeals heard
  • September 2022 – Applications for the 2023 entry into Reception expected to open

Admission Consultations

South York Multi Academy Trust is our admissions authority, and participates in the Admissions Consultation jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York.  Click here to find out about the admissions consultation for entry in 2023-2024 which is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 4th October and 14th November 2021.