Admission Arrangements

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

  • The planned admission number (‘PAN’) for September 2022 is 30.
  • You can read our full admissions policy for both the current year (2021-22) and for 2022-23 on our Policies Page.
  • Please click here for our Parish Boundary Map.

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 2022

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 2022 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018. Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.  Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2022 opened in September 2021 and the national deadline for applications was January 2022. Late applications can be made after the deadline, 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 in April 2022. You’ll require your username and password.

Our planned admission number (‘PAN’) for September 2022 is 30. The 2022-23 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 the 2022 Guide on the CYC website

Applications must be made via the Local Authority where the family live. 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 City of York Council admissions team 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.

In-Year Admissions

St George’s Roman Catholic Primary School participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at via the ParentPortal. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days.  If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure.  Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are available at

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 Admissions Process for entry to Reception in September 2022
12th September 2021 – opening date for applications
15th January 2022 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2022 or the next working day – National Offer Day
21st May 2022 – Appeal forms to be returned
June-July 2022 – Admission appeals heard
September 2022 – Applications for the 2023 entry into Reception expected to open

Admission Consultation/Policy for 2023-2024

This year’s Admissions Consultation was jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 4th October and 14th November 2021.  The consultation included the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry. The consultation is now closed.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at 

The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties were sought during this consultation. Following the consultation, each admission authority formally set (‘determined’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2023-24 by 28th February 2022.  Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15th March 2022 after which objections can be raised.

The determined Admissions Policy for St George’s RC Primary School for 2023 can be found here and our proposed admissions number (“PAN”) is 30.