Admission Arrangements

Please contact Mr. Buttery via email:, if you would like to receive the unlisted link for our virtual tour. This video is designed to give prospective parents/carers an insight into the life of our school and those who teach, work and learn here.

As a voluntary controlled school, our admissions arrangements are set by City of York Council as the admissions authority for our school. Details of the admissions policies and a range of related information that applies can be found here. For any queries about the admissions policy or process you can email or call 01904 551554.

Click here for information about “in-year” applications for a school place.

Will your child start reception in September 2021?

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 and you can now start your application. Applications for children who were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 can be made only from the Autumn of 2021.

Please read the Guide for Parents when 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 would advise you to keep checking on the City of York Council Admissions site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.


With an online application you will receive an email confirming submission of your application and the ability to view your application and results online at a later date. Please remember to submit your application by the closing date.  If you can’t apply online you can request a paper Primary Application Form by calling 01904 551 554.

You need to ensure that you have applied, either online (and submitted your application), or by returning a Primary Application Form by the deadline of 15th January 2021. If you do not apply by this date your application may be dealt with after all the other applications that were received on or before the application deadline which means you will stand less chance of getting your preferred school. National Offer Day, when families are informed where their child has been allocated a place, is in April; those applicants that applied online will receive emails from around 10am on the morning of 16th April 2021 and other applicants will receive allocation letters in the post from 16 April.

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

Admissions Consultations 2022-2023

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 12th October and 29th November 2020.  The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year of entry. 

The Admissions Policy for Entry into Reception in Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and
Infant Schools (Draft) can be found here and the PAN (Planned Admission Number) for Elvington Church of England Primary School is 20.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at

The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, parents/carers can write to us, email or complete this short survey at

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2022-2023 by 28th February 2021.  Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15th March 2021 after which objections can be raised.