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
  • We have both a Breakfast Club and After School Club, run by school, on site
  • 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, and are showing people around for next September. If you would like find out more or if you would like to visit our fantastic school please contact us. You can email or ring us on 01904 551075.

Will your child start reception in September 2019?

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school in the school year your child turns 4 so for entry in the September 2019 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.

How to apply

Click to download the 2019 Guide for Parents from the CYC website

As a voluntary controlled school, our admissions arrangements are set by City of York Council as the admissions authority for our school. Details of the admissions policies that apply can be found here. For any queries about the admissions policy or process you can email or call 01904 551554.

Applications for a place are made through the admissions team at the City of York Council and applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2019 opened on Wednesday 12th September 2018. The deadline for applications was Tuesday 15th January 2019 although applications can still be made after this date. National Offer Day was 16th April, when families who applied online received emails and other applicants received allocation letters in the post.

Please read the Guide for Parents when applying for a school place, as it contains key information on school admissions.  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 City of York Council Admissions Process
12th September 2018 – applications can be made for September 2019 entry to Reception

15th January 2019 – Deadline for applications

16th April 2019 – National Offer Day

4th June 2019 – Appeal forms to be returned

June-July 2019 – Admission appeals heard

September 2019 – Admissions to Reception class for September 2020 are expected to open