Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School


September admissions to school for Reception pupils

Applications for a place at our school must be made via North Yorkshire County Council. Applications are made on line and must be completed by 15th January of the year in which your child will be starting school.

If you feel that your child should be in a specific category i.e. Baptised Catholic, then please complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and provide the required evidence. The SIF is available to download from this page and must be submitted to the school by 15th January of the year in which you wish your child to start school e.g. 15th January 2023 for pupils starting school in September 2023. Failure to provide a SIF, or the necessary evidence, 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.

NYCC will advise you of the outcome of your application on our behalf. The timetable for notification is available on the NYCC website via the link above. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria listed in our admission policy and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

  In year applications

An application can be made for a school place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. If you wish to make an application please contact the school Headteacher and contact NYCC for details of the application process.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out above will be applied. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.

You will be advised of the outcome or your application in writing, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

 Please see our admission policy for full details and visit to make an application and for further information about the NYCC application system.

  Admission Appeals

By law, if your child is refused a place at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal against that decision to an independent panel. School admission appeal panels are independent of the school and the local authority. At the hearing, you can present your reasons for preferring that particular school and the panel will decide whether your reasons are strong enough to overturn the admission authority's decision.

You can use the form that you download from the NYCC website to submit an appeal. There is an address on the form that tells you where to send it to. Make sure you read all the accompanying guidance notes and that you check the deadline, which varies but is usually in late May for primary schools.

London Road, Barkston Ash, Nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9PS

01937 557373

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