Children commence school at the beginning of the Autumn term in the year in which they are five years of age. Parents should apply for a school place to the North Yorkshire Local Authority (LA) in the January of that year. Our annual pupil admission number, set by the LA, is 7 pupils; but if the school has space in other year groups/overall, this number can be exceeded. Children in the school’s catchment area whose parents express a preference for our school, will be allocated the available places before children who express a preference from out of the area normally served by us.
During the term prior to admission, several afternoon sessions are allocated to be an introduction to school. These dates are sent out to parents in good time in order for arrangements to be made. Wherever possible, young children are welcome to attend school functions with their parents, as another introduction to school life.
As a gradual introduction process, the new entrants into the Reception year attend school for half days only for the first week of term. During this period of time they will return home after lunch.