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School Admissions

Ebor Academy Trust is the admission authority for the school. We are an academy school and cater for pupils between the ages of 2-11. The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year and works with the Local Authority’s Admissions Unit who coordinate places at all schools in the local authority. 

The school’s current admission arrangements adhere to the published criteria specified by the City of York Council. We also follow their guidance in accepting into our school, those pupils from the local area who have profound and complex disabilities.

October/November we hold an open afternoon and evening for prospective parents and children to attend. You will be given a tour of the school and there will be an opportunity to meet the head, some staff and other parents to discuss any queries. This is an opportunity to meet the staff, look around the building and find out more about our school.

Our current Reception admission limit is 45 per year group.

Tiny Steps and Nursery Admissions

Children are admitted into Tiny Steps in the term following their second birthday. Sessions are allocated in date of birth order to ensure a fair and consistent approach.

Children are admitted to Nursery in the term following their third birthday.  Sessions are allocated in date of birth order to ensure a fair and consistent approach.

If you would like to apply for Tiny Steps or Nursery please ring the school office to arrange a tour.

Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate your requirement please note that we cannot guarantee to be able to meet all requests for sessions.

How to apply?

How to apply for a place at the school

If you are applying for a reception place, all applications are made in advance to your “home” local authority who empties your bins. If this is York, go to

The LA website is a composite prospectus for all York schools and includes information about:

  • all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal – apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.

For help with your application, contact York admissions on:

Telephone: 01904 551554


We recommend choosing at least 3 schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer.

If you live outside York and want your child to go to a school in York, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

Going to a school’s nursery does not guarantee your child a place at our school. 

Late applications may be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available so it is important that you apply on-time. 


Application timetable (September 2023 start) Date
Applications Open 12 September 2023
Deadline date for application 15 January 2024
National Offer Day – notification will come from the Local Authority 16 April 2024
Deadline for return of forms, if appealing 17 May 2024
Appeals planned to start 1 June 2024*
Appeals planned to finish 16 July 2024*

The appeal papers to be completed and returned to The Appeal Clerks will then coordinate an independent appeal hearing and keep you updated on the process.

In Year Admissions

If your child is moving schools either during the school year or for the start of a new school year, then you will need to make an in-year application using the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. Applications to start our school in-year should be made no earlier than one term before the place is required, and it is recommended that you apply no later than a period of twenty school days, that is four weeks in term time, before you wish for the place to be available for your child.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. 

For more information on applying for a primary school place, please follow the link to the City of York LA website.

You can read our school’s admissions arrangements below.

Admission Arrangements 2023-24 entry

York local authority is running an Admission Consultation for admissions in 2024 – 2025

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by Ebor Academy Trust and the City of York Local Authority between 3rd October and 13th November 2022.  The consultation includes the admission policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry.

Following the consultation, we will formally set (‘determine’) our admission arrangements for admission in 2024 – 2025 by 28 February 2023.  Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15 March 2023. 

Determined policies for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 can be found at

Ebor Academy Trust Admissions Policy for Reception places in 2024 can be found below.

Ebor Academy Trust York Schools Admissions Policy 2024-25.docx

If you require a paper copy of any document, you can request this from or 01904 551554.

Proposed Ebor Academy Trust Admissions Policies 2024-2025

In accordance with our statutory duty under The School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulation 2012, we are consulting on proposed school admission arrangements for all Ebor Multi academy trust’s schools. Policies and details of the consultation can be found below: