Admission Arrangements

Looking for a Reception place now? We do currently have a few spaces available!

The 2020-21 Admissions Policy and map of the Parish Boundary can be downloaded here. The planned admission number (‘PAN’) for September 2020 was 30.

Entry to our Nursery

We offer very flexible options to work around your and your child’s needs.  Your child can stay from 9 o’clock until 3 or take advantage of our ‘wrap around’ provision opening from 07:30 until 18:00.  Perhaps you only need mornings? Do you only need one day a week? We are happy to work around you! 

You can find out more about the nursery here, or come and see us in the school office to enrol your little one in our very special and magical nursery.

Entry to Reception in September 2021

All children can start school in the September before their 5th birthday, and you should apply for your child to start primary or infant school by the 15th 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. Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.  Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2020 opened on 12th September 2020 and the national deadline for applications is 15th January 2021. Late applications can be made after 15th January, though these may be looked at after other applications. If you applied online, your application result will be available online from 10.00am on National Offer Day, Friday 16 April 2021. You’ll require your username and password.

Our planned admission number (‘PAN’) for September 2021 is 30. The 2021-22 Admissions Policy and map of the Parish Boundary can be downloaded here.

How and When to apply

Don’t forget the Admissions form! Click to download it.

Click to view on the CYC website

Applications must be made via the Local Authority and Parents/Carers should also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) – the school’s own Admissions form, which you can download here – as this is used to determine whether you are applying under a specific category. All forms must be returned by the closing date set by the Local Authority; failure to provide a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) could affect the category your application is placed in. Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to complete all forms and supply evidence – reminders will not be sent.

Applications via the Local Authority 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.  For more information please see the information on the City of York Council website regarding school admissions and applications. We also advise you to keep checking on the CYC site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.

St George’s RC Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for baptised Catholic children. The school is run by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Whenever there are more applications than places available priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed in the school’s Admissions Policy. The Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy.  By applying to the school, parents or carers are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the school.

Key Dates for the 2021-2022 Admissions Process
12th September 2020 – applications open online for September 2021 entry to Reception
15th Jan 2021 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2021 -National Offer Day
20th May 2021 – Appeal forms to be returned
June-July 2021 – Admission appeals heard
September 2021 – Applications for the 2022 entry into Reception expected to open

Admissions Consultation for Entry to Reception in September 2022-2023

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 12 October and 29 November 2020.  The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry.  The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, you 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 28 February 2021.  Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15 March 2021 after which objections can be raised.

All documents found below at this stage are in their draft (pre-determined) form. 

St George’s RC Primary School York draft policy for 2022-2023 is available here. The planned number of places (PAN) for Reception in September 2022 is 30.

You can also find more documents on the LA website at