Starting School in September 2023

To apply for a school place for your child, please follow City of York local authority procedures. You can access the local authority portal, here. Please click here to access the City of York’s Guide for Parents.

In addition, please download and complete the Supplementary Information Form, below, which must be sent to St Aelred’s Catholic Primary School – a Catholic Voluntary Academy.

Please note, if your child attends our school nursery, you must still make a formal application for a place at St Aelred’s school through the local authority.

Applying for a School Place – This is the Local Authority online admissions portal for applying for a school place.

Admissions Arrangements for Entry in 2022/23

Our published admission number for Reception in 2022 is 30 pupils.

St Aelred’s Supplementary Application Form – Download

Parish Boundary Map – Download

Arrangements for admissions 2023/24

Determination of admissions arrangements for the 2023/24 school year: statement – Download

St Aelred’s Supplementary Application Form – Download

Parish Boundary Map – Download

Admissions Appeal Timetable for September 2023 – Download

In-Year Admissions

St Aelred’s Catholic Primary School participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at via the Parent Portal. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days. If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure. Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are also available at

An in-year supplementary information form must be completed for each individual child wishing to transfer to St Aelred’s part-way through the academic year. Please click here to complete the form



All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at Determined policies for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 can be found at

If you require a paper copy of any document, you can request this from [email protected] or 01904 551554.

Please click here to view our admissions policies

Secondary School Admissions