Admission Arrangements

 
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.

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 2018

The planned admission number for September 2018 is 30 and the 2018-2019 Admissions Policy can be downloaded here.  You can find a map of the Parish Boundary here.

Entry to Reception in September 2019

All children can start school in the September before their 5th birthday. Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.  You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school by 15th January in the school year your child turns 4.  For entry in the September 2019 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.

The planned admission number for September 2019 is 30 and the 2019-20 Admissions Policy can be downloaded here.  You can find a map of the Parish Boundary here.

How and When to apply

Click here to download the 2019 Guide for Parents from the CYC website

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

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 for a place in Reception starting in September 2019 opened on 12th September 2018 and the deadline for applications is 15th January 2019. Late applications can be made after 15th January, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day will be in April.

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.

Key Dates for the 2019-2020 Admissions Process
12th September 2018 – applications can be made for September 2019 entry to Reception

15th January 2019 – Deadline for applications

16th April 2019 – National Offer Day

4th June 2019 – Appeal forms to be returned

June-July 2019 – Admission appeals heard

September 2019 – Admissions for entry into Reception the 2020/2021 year expected to open

Admissions Consultation for Entry to Reception in September 2020-2021

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 08 October and 07 December 2018.  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 admissionsconsultation@york.gov.uk or complete this short survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/admissionsconsultation2020

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2020/21 by 28 February 2019.  Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15 March 2019 after which objections can be raised.

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

The draft St George’s RC Primary Admissions policy for 2020/21 is available here, the draft 2020 Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is available here, and the planned number of places (PAN) for Reception in September 2020 is 30.