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Ebor Academy Trust is the Admission Authority for the school.  We are an academy school and cater for pupils between the ages of 3-11. The school’s Admission Authority sets the Admission Policy every year and works with the Local Authority’s Admissions Unit who coordinate places at all schools in the local authority. 

The school holds an annual Open Day for interested parents to look around the school with the Headteacher or School Business Manager.  You are also very welcome to look around our school at any time of the year. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy follows the North Yorkshire County Council admissions procedures for Reception and applying for an “in-year” school place.  To apply for a school place, please apply online at, contact the North Yorkshire School Admissions team on 01609 533679 or write to them at Children and Young People’s Services, Jesmond House, 31-33 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5QE.

For full details on how to apply for a place at Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy, please visit the North Yorkshire Country Council Admissions Page –


Admission Arrangements

If you are applying for a reception place, all applications are made in advance to North Yorkshire County Council .

The LA website is a composite prospectus for all North Yorkshire schools and includes information about:

  • all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal – apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.

We recommend choosing five schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer.

If you live outside of North Yorkshire and want your child to go to a school in North Yorkshire, you must apply to your own Local Authority and they will inform us of your request.

Attending the school’s nursery does not guarantee your child a place at our school.

Late applications may be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available so it is important that you apply on time.

Timetable for applications to start Primary school for the first time in September 2024

by 12 October 2023 Opening date for applications
15 January 2024 Closing date for ‘on-time’ applications. The closing date for providing evidence of exceptional social or medical reasons is also 15 January 2024.
from 16 January 2024 Applications received may be treated as ‘late applications”’
18 February 2024 No changes can be made to applications before National Offer Day after 18 February 2024
16 April 2024 National Offer Day for primary and junior schools
01 May 2024 From 1 May 2024 onwards, we will consider any late applications or requests for changes to applications that we have not already processed.
20 May 2024 Deadline for return of appeal papers for ‘on-time’ applicants
June – July 2024 Admission appeals for ‘on-time’ applicants
September 2024 Start of the school year
31 December 2024 Waiting lists close, become in year waiting lists


The right of Appeal

if your child is refused a place at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal

A form to appeal  the decision can be obtained and returned from North Yorkshire’s website The Appeal Clerks will coordinate an independent appeal hearing and keep you updated on the process.

For help with your application, contact North Yorkshire Admissions on:

Telephone: 01609 533679



In Year Admissions

If your child is moving schools either during the school year or for the start of a new school year, then you will need to make an In-Year Application using the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions.  Applications to start our school in-year should be made no earlier than one term before the place is required, and it is recommended that you apply no later than a period of twenty school days, that is four weeks in term time, before you wish for the place to be available for your child.  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 available on this link.

Ebor Academy Trust 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

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 available at

In-Year Admissions Policy (2024-2025)





Nursery Admissions

Please apply now for nursery places from September 2023 onwards.

Morning sessions are Mondays to Fridays from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.  Afternoon sessions are from 12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

For children attending for a full day, lunch can be purchased at a cost of £2.15 per day, or a packed lunch may be brought into school.

To qualify for 15 hours of free provision per week your child can start nursery in the term following their third birthday.  Terms start in September, January, and April.

We accept the Government “30 hour code” for an additional free 15 hours provision.

More details can be found here or by phoning HMRC Customer Care on 0300 123 4097

If your child is 3 and you would like them to start earlier than the term following their birthday then some paid places are available at a cost of £5.00 per hour payable termly in advance.

Please call us on 01757 616428 or email if you would like to come along for a school tour. 

A Nursery Application form can be collected from the School Office.

Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate your requirement please note that we cannot guarantee to be able to meet all requests for sessions.

You can read our school’s admission arrangements below.