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’ 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 2022?

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 2022 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018. 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 2022-2023 that apply in the City of York can be found here
  • The City of York Council Admissions Policy for entry this year, 2021-2022, can be downloaded here
  • The City of York Council Policy for Admission to Reception in Community and Voluntary
    Controlled Primary and Infant Schools in September 2022 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.

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 2022 Primary Admissions Process
12th September 2021 – opening date for applications
15th January 2022 – Deadline for applications
19th April 2022 – National Offer Day
21st May 2022 – Appeal forms to be returned
1 June 2022 – Admission appeals start date*
16 July 2022 – Admission appeals end date*
September 2022 – Applications for the 2023 entry into Reception expected to open

*Subject to panel members availability

Click here for information about the Coordinated Admission Consultation for 2023-2024 school year