Deadline approaches for primary school applications

This story was published 4 January 2018

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

Mother and child apply for a primary school place in North Yorkshire.

Any application received after 15 January will be treated as late and will be considered after those received on time. This could affect the allocation of a child’s school place.

“Families whose children were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 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 5 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 where people can also complete an online application form.

Further information and advice is available from the school admissions team.