Admission Arrangements

The planned admission number (‘PAN’) for both September 2023 and September 2024 is 30. You can read our full admissions policy on our Policies Page, where you will also find the 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 17:30. 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 2024

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 2024 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. Later start dates are possible and can be discussed with the headteacher.  Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2024 opened of the 12th September 2023 and the national deadline for applications was 15th January 2024.

Please note that applying early does not give any priority, although to have the best chance of your application being successful you should complete and submit your application by the deadline. If you apply online, your application result will be available online from 10.00am on National Offer Day in April 2024. You’ll require your username and password.

Our planned admission number (‘PAN’) for September 2024 is 30. The Admissions Policy and map of the Parish Boundary can be downloaded here.

How and When to apply

Applications must be made via the Local Authority where the family live. Parents/Carers should also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which you can download here, as this is used to determine whether you are applying under a specific category. This is very important if you are applying to St George’s on the basis of Catholic faith. Please remember to return your SIF to school!

Since September 2022, St George’s RC Primary School has been part of the Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust who will now become the admissions authority for the school.

All forms must be submitted or 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.  Please see the City of York Council website for further information regarding school admissions and applications, together with details about the appeals process. We also advise you to keep checking on the CYC site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.

Key Dates for the Admissions Process for entry to Reception in September 2024
12th September 2023 – opening date for applications
15th January 2024
 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2024
 – or the next working day – National Offer Day
17th May 2024
 – Appeal forms to be returned
June – July 2024 – Admission appeals heard
September 2024
 – Applications for the 2025 entry into Reception expected to open

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.

Admission Consultations for 2024-2025

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust Admissions Consultation 2024-2025

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust iconsulted on Admissions Policy for the academic year 2024/25 and the consultation ran until 31st January 2023.

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust is a family of 37 schools residing within the local authorities of City of York, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. The schools and the main changes to the admissions policies are listed here on the Trust website; the proposed admissions policies for each school for 2024/25 can be accessed by clicking on the links.

If you wish to make a representation about the changes, the information about how to do so can be found at the bottom of that page.

City of York Council School Admissions Consultation 2025-2026

In line with the School Admissions Code 2021, City of York Council hold a coordinated admission consultation on behalf of schools within York and the School Admission Authorities. Where a school is part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Trust is the Admission Authority and not City of York Council. The consultation for 2025-2026 was open from 2nd October 2023 to 12th November 2023 and all documents were published in their draft (pre-determined) form at during the consultation period.

Feedback provided, through the admission consultation survey, regarding schools where City of York Council are the Admission Authority will be considered by City of York Council. Feedback provided, through the admission consultation survey, regarding schools which are part of a Multi Academy Trust, where the Trust is the Admission Authority, will be passed to the Trust to be considered.