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.

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 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

Admission Arrangements 2022-23 entry

Between 12th October and 29th November 2020 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2022-23. 

The closing date for comments was 29th November 2020.  After considering any comments received, the St. Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust board, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 1st February 2021.

Any objections to our arrangements may be made by parents/others to the Schools Adjudicator by the 15th May 2021.  All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2021, at: The Office of the Schools Adjudicator Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG Tel: 0870 0012468 Fax: 01325 391313.