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Apply to start primary or junior school for the first time

If you live within North Yorkshire and your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, your child will be due to start school in the academic year 2017-18 and you will need to apply for a primary school place for September 2017.

Infant to junior school transfer


If you have a child who currently attends an infant school and their date of birth falls between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 they are due to transfer to junior school in September 2017 and you will need to apply for a school place.


The deadline for applying for a primary school place is 15 January 2017.

If you do not live in North Yorkshire you must apply directly to the authority where you live.

See the starting primary school - start dates page for more information.

Step 1 - What to do before you apply

You should:

  • Read the pdf icon information for parents [571kb], for help and advice and to find out how admissions work;
  • Read the relevant policies and information for the school(s) you are interested in;
  • Check as some religious schools may require you to complete a supplementary information form as well as applying for a school place, you will need to refer to the schools policy;
  • Check which school is in your catchment area; and
  • Make sure you live within North Yorkshire.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have read all of the information provided to you via this website before applying.

Step 2 - How to apply online

  • First you will need to create an account, if you do not have one, and register to apply online
  • You will then receive a verification email to verify your account
  • Once you have created and verified your account you can log in to:
    • Make a new application listing up to five schools in order of preference;
    • Continue with an application;
    • View your application; or
    • View the school place that has been offered on National Offer Day.

See more information about the school admissions application form here.

Please note: You may experience some technical difficulties if you are using a handheld device or tablet to apply online. We recommend you use a standard desktop PC or laptop to make your application.

Application deadline

You must complete the application form as soon as possible and no later than 15 January 2017. This is to allow the authority to allocate a school place for your child in accordance with our agreed scheme for coordinating admissions.

Important information about admissions

 See the information to consider page for important information about admissions.

Need help?

You can access frequently asked questions about admissions, view location and statistical information about our schools, view admissions policies, find out about support that is available to you and view details of the appeals process.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our admissions team.

In-year applications

If you intend to apply in-year for a school place, for example sometimes children need to move school at times other than entry to reception, year 6 transfer to secondary school or transfer to middle school, then you should apply here.

This page was last updated on 15 February 2017