January 15 deadline for primary school reception applications

Bishop Jonathan with children at Bainbridge Nursery and Primary School.

Families with children who are due to start primary school in September are reminded to apply for a reception school place by January 15.

Officials say that any application received after January 15 will be treated as late and will be considered after those received on time and this could affect the allocation of a child’s school place.

“Families whose children were born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 and are due to start school for the first time in September, need to get their child’s application in as soon as possible” said County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools.

“Last year more than 95 per cent of parents or carers of primary age children secured their first school preference in North Yorkshire, higher than many other places in the country.  However, if an application is not made on time then families may find it much harder to get their child into a school of choice”.

Parents or carers can list up five schools and rank them in order of preference.

National Offer Day for primary school allocation is 16 April 2018.

All the information families need to know about North Yorkshire’s primary schools is available online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions where people can also complete an online application form.

For further information and advice please contact School Admissions on 01609 533679