As an academy within the Hope Learning Trust, City of York Local Authority continue to manage the admissions process on behalf of the Trust. We currently have a 30 place Reception class each year.

The Admissions Guide for Parents below, contains information on the school admission and appeals processes relevant to applications for starting primary school, starting secondary school and ‘in-year’ applications for a school place. It also contains admissions statistics, policies and information for parent/carers.

A Guide for Parents is published each year by the Local Authority as the “composite prospectus” on school admissions and contains:

  • key information on the admissions process,
  • how and when to apply,
  • key dates and deadlines,
  • oversubscription criteria for different schools,
  • admissions statistics for previous years
  • school contact details, and
  • information on other education services
Useful resources

Starting school in September 2018 – a guide for parents

Admission Arrangements 2019/20 entry

Between 16 October and 1 December 2017 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2019.

The closing date for comments was 01 December 2017.  After considering any comments received, the governing body/MAT board, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 29th January 2018.

You can view a copy of our Admissions Policy 2019/20 here. Our published admission number for Reception is 30.

You can also find more documents on the LA website at

Further information for parents/carers of Y6 pupils

View a copy of the Hope Learning Trust Admissions Policy

View a copy of the Hope Learning Trust Foundation Application/Reference

View a copy of the Hope Learning Trust Ballot Application for feeder schools within the Hope Learning Trust, York