Admission Arrangements

Why Naburn?

Image of children working at a table. Accompanying text reads: Naburn Church of England Primary School. What we offer: small class sizzes, personalised approach to learning, rural setting with easy access to York city centre, enthusiastic staff with strong family values, after school club with exciting adventures, cinsistently strong academic results, overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents. Come to an open morning or get in touch to book a tour! We are really looking forward to showingyou around our AMAZING and unique school. See our website for upcoming open morning dates.

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  • 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’ where exciting outdoor learning takes place
  • 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 places available in some year groups, including Reception.  If you would like find out more about our fantastic school please contact us.

Will your child start reception in September 2024?

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school in the school year your child turns 4 so if your child is 4 (or will have their 4th birthday by the end of August!) you should make sure you have applied for a place in Reception! For entry in the September 2024 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. 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. Since Naburn Church of England Primary School became part of The Education Alliance family of schools on 1st October 2023, the Trust became our Admissions Authority.

Details of all admissions policies that apply in the City of York can be found here

  • The City of York Council Policy for Admission to Reception in Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant School in September 2024 can be downloaded here
  • The City of York Council Admissions Policy for the current year, 2023-24, can be downloaded here
  • 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 information about school admissions are also available on the City of York website together with details about the appeals process.

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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.

Please note that applying early does not give any priority; to have the best chance of your application being successful you should complete and submit your application by the deadline which was the 15th January 2024, although applications can still be made after this date.

National Offer Day, when families will be notified about school placements, is in April.

Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process for Reception 2024
  • 12th September 2023 – opening date for applications
  • 15th January 2024 – Deadline for applications
  • 16th April 2024 – or the next working day – National Offer Day
  • 17th May 2024 – Appeal forms to be returned
  • June – July 2024 – Admission appeals heard
  • September 2024 – Applications for the 2025 entry into Reception expected to open

Admissions Consultations

In line with the School Admissions Code 2021, City of York Council hold an annual coordinated admission consultation on behalf of schools within York and the School Admission Authorities. Where a school is part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Trust is the Admission Authority and not City of York Council. The consultation for 2025-2026 took place in October and November 2023.

Click here for the determined Admissions Policy for Entry to Reception in 2025-2026

These admission arrangements were determined by the Trust Board in February 2024. Objections to these determined admission arrangements should be sent to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2024.

Information about how to lodge an objection is available here:

You can contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by email at