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 Arrangements Consultation 2022-2023

Between 12th October and 29th November 2020 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2022-23.

The closing date for comments was 29th November 2020. After considering any comments received, the City of York Council, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 19th January 2021.

Further information including the Coordinated Admissions Schemes and draft Admissions Policies for 2022-2023 can be found here: 

Any objections to our arrangements may be made by parents/others to the Schools Adjudicator by the 15th May 2021. All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2021, at:

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Mowden Hall
Staindrop Road

Telephone: 0870 0012468
Fax: 01325 391313