Admission Arrangements

Why Naburn?


  • Naburn really is a small school with big ideas!
  • We are proud of our test results, but also our broad curriculum too, especially our music, PE and art
  • We have an After School Club, run by school, on site
  • We have a ‘future forest’ which we visit at least once a week
  • We are proud of our lovely old building (built in 1872) and all the history it holds
  • We have small classes, so our teachers know the children really well. In fact we are just like one big, happy family!
  • Situated in the heart of the community, we strongly value our links with the local Church and the wider community
  • Our positive school vision, values and aims are at the heart of all we do

We currently have a small number of places available in some year groups, including Reception.  If you would like find out more about our fantastic school please contact us. You can email or ring us on 01904 551075.

Will your child start reception in September 2021?

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school in the school year your child turns 4 so for entry into Reception in the September 2021 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. Whilst we cannot offer the usual tours at present, we are able to offer guided tours via Zoom. The headteacher will ‘show you around school’ virtually and this gives an opportunity to see how we operate on a normal day, albeit through a screen!  Please do get in touch if you would like to have a tour and find out more about us!

How to apply

Admissions to Naburn Primary School are dealt with by the admissions team at the City of York, as the admissions authority for our school.

  • Details of all admissions policies for 2021-2022 that apply in the City of York can be found here
  • The current City of York Council policy for entry into Reception at Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools this year, 2020-2021, can be downloaded here
  • The agreed City of York Council policy for admission in 2021-2022 can be downloaded here
  • Naburn CE Primary School Admissions Policy
  • For information on requesting a place in year groups other than Reception please see the admissions team page about “in-year applications”

If you have any queries about the admissions policy or process you can call 01904 551554 or email Further details are also available on their website.

Please read the Guide for Parents when applying for a school place, as it contains key information on school admissions.  Please note that we anticipate an updated 2020 Guide for Parents will be published by City of York council soon.  You can also find the Guide to School Catchment Areas online.  We also advise you to keep checking on the City of York Council Admissions site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.


If you can’t apply online you can request a paper Primary Application Form by calling 01904 551 554. Forms are also distributed to primary schools and nurseries in the York area.

Key Dates for the 2020 Admissions Process
12th September 2020 – opening date for applications
15th January 2021 – deadline for ‘on time’ applications
16th April 2021 – National Offer Day
21st May 2021 – deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing
1st June 2021– admission appeals start date
16th July 2021 – admission appeals end date
September 2021 – Applications for the 2022 entry into Reception expected to open

Admissions Consultation 2022-2023

This year’s Admissions Consultation was jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 12th October and 29th November 2020.  The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry. 

The draft version of the 2022-2023 Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools Admissions Policy for Reception Entry can be found here and the PAN (Planned Admission Number) for Naburn CE Primary School is 12.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at

Following the consultation, each admission authority formally sets (‘determines’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2022-2023 by 28 February 2021.  Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15 March 2021 after which objections can be raised.