Admissions

Admissions Information

We hope that you and your child/ren will want to come and join our friendly school family.  If you haven't already done so, please call and arrange to come and meet us and have a look around our lovely school.

Please follow the link to see our current Admissions Policy in full detail.

Admissions Policy 2017-18

In our school the Governing Body is the admitting authority.  This is because we are a Voluntary Aided Primary School.   This means that the Governing Body decides who is admitted to our school using the criteria in our policy.  However North Yorkshire County Council co-ordinates our admissions arrangments on behalf of the Governing Body.

September Admissions

We admit children into our Reception in one intake in the September of each year.  We admit any child who will turn 5 during the academic year.  Children are invited into school for a number of visits before starting school, and a playgroup visit is made to each child so that they can meet their new teacher in a familiar setting.

Children attend school part-time on a phased programme over the first four weeks, if you feel your child needs to start full-time then please come and discuss this with us.

To start your child in September in Reception please follow the link below to North Yorkshire County Council Admissions for Primary places.

North Yorkshire County Council Primary Admissions

If you need support to complete the admissions form or you require access to a computer to make an online application, please contact the School Office and we will be able to help you.

In Year Transfers

Sometimes it is necessary to start your child in another school during the school year.   Should you wish to do this please contact the headteacher to arrange and visit to the school. We also like to offer a familiarisation day to your child before starting with us. To transfer your child to our school please follow the link to North Yorkshire County Council In Year Transfers below.

North Yorkshire County Council In Year Transfer Admissions

If you need support to complete the admissions form or you require access to a computer to make an online application, please contact the School Office and we will be able to help you.

Admission of Children with SEND

We are an inclusive school and this is reflected by our Admissions Criteria in our policy (see highlighted criteria outline below).We welcome children of all abilities.  If you have a child who has a disability or particular needs do  come and talk to us as we will want to work in close partnership with you to make the best decisions for your child.  We will be happy to talk to you about the provision that our school can offer your child and family.

Admissions Criteria
1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children for whom the school has been expressed as a preference. A “looked after child” is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangement order or special guardianship order..


2. Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child, where
these needs can only be met at this school.
Supporting evidence from a professional, eg a doctor, psychologist, social worker, is essential if admission is to be made under the criterion for special medical or social circumstances, and such evidence must set out the particular reasons why our school is the most suitable school and the difficulties which would be caused if the child had to attend another school.


3. Children whose parents live within the ecclesiastical parish of Middle Esk Moor or
civil parish of Egton and Grosmont.  
A map showing the boundaries is available in school.


4. Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on
the date of admission.  
Siblings include step, half, foster, adopted brothers and sisters living at the same address and full brothers and sisters living apart


5. Children whose parent/carer/guardian is in regular attendance at a church in membership of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
Evidence will be required from your officiating minister to demonstrate parent/carer/guardian’s regular
attendance. (It should be attendance of at least once a month at a regular public service in the period from
01 September 2015 – 31 August 2016).  A list of churches in membership of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland can be viewed at
www.ctbi.org.uk


6. Children whose parent/carer/guardian is in regular attendance at a place of worship of a major world faith in membership of the UK Interfaith Network.
The major world faiths are those in membership of the UK Interfaith Network; in addition to Christians, it includes Buddhists, Baha’is, Hindus, Jains, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Zoroastrians.  Evidence will be required from your officiating minister to demonstrate parent/carer/guardian’s regular attendance. (It should be attendance of at least once a month at a regular public service from 01 September 2015 - 31 August 2016.)  A list of faiths in membership of the UK Interfaith Network can be viewed at www.interfaith.org.uk  


7. Any Other children, with priority given to those living nearest to the school, with distance from
home to school measured as set out below. 
(Distance measurements are based on the nearest walked route from a child’s home address to school. We measure from a fixed point within the dwelling, as identified by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school entrance using an electronic mapping system.