Admission Arrangements

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 that apply 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 2020?

Click to download the 2020 Guide for Parents from the CYC website

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 2020 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 and you can now start your application. Applications for children who were born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 can be made only from the Autumn of 2020.

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 2020. 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 2019; those applicants that applied online will receive emails from around 10am on the morning of 16th April 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 2019 – applications open for September 2020 entry to Reception

15th January 2020 – Deadline for applications

16th April 2020 – National Offer Day

20 May 2020 – Appeal forms to be returned

June-July 2020 – Admission appeals heard

September 2020 – Applications for the September 2021 entry into Reception expected to open