Admission Arrangements

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

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

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 2020

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 2020 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016. 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 2019 and the deadline for applications was 15th January 2020. Late applications can be made after 15th January, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day will be in April.

Our planned admission number (‘PAN’) for September 2020 is 30 and the 2020-21 Admissions Policy can be downloaded here.  You can find a map of the Parish Boundary here.

How and When to apply

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

Click to download the 2020 Guide from 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 2019-2020 Admissions Process
12th September 2019 – applications open online for September 2020 entry to Reception
15th Jan 2020 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2020 -National Offer Day
20th May 2020 – Appeal forms to be returned
June-July 2020 – Admission appeals heard
September 2020 – Applications for the 2021 entry into Reception expected to open

Admissions Consultation for Entry to Reception in September 2021-2022

Schools admission arrangements consultation

The Schools admission consultation took place between 7 October and 29 November 2019. Comments were invited via an online survey on school documentation in the City of York area including:

  • draft admissions policies
  • published admission numbers

The documents detail how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2021-2022 school year.

The consultation is a joint exercise between all admissions authorities in York, including:

  • the City of York Council on behalf of Community and Voluntary Controlled schools
  • governing bodies of Voluntary Aided schools
  • Academy Trusts of (single) Academies
  • the trust board, and local governing committees, of Multi-Academy Trusts

Following consultation, all admission authorities must formally ‘determine’ their admission arrangements by 28 February 2020 in line with the School Admissions Code.

Please click here to view our draft Admissions Policy for 2021-22.  The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) can be downloaded from our ‘Useful Forms‘ page.  Our published admission number for Reception is 30.  You can also find more documents on the LA website at