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Changes to the School Admissions Code

The Department of Education has recently confirmed that a new School Admissions Code came into effect from 1st September 2021

The main purpose of the changes to the School Admission Code 2021 is to improve the in-year admission process, in particular for vulnerable children. The changes include introducing more detail on the process for managing in-year admissions; changes to improve the effectiveness of Fair Access Protocols; giving children adopted from state care outside of England equal admissions priority as children who were previously looked after in England; and clarification of which address to use for the admission of service or crown servant children. There are also further minor clarification changes.

In Year Admissions

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

Staynor Hall CP Academy Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 45



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

The term admission arrangements are applied to the overall procedure, practices and over-subscription or admissions criteria used in deciding the allocation of school places.

Key dates for Primary school admissions

If you have a child that is born between 1st Sept 2018 and 31st Aug 2019, you will need to apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception in September 2023.

Saturday 15th January 2023 is the deadline to apply for a primary school place for Reception 2023.

Monday 17th April 2023 is National Offer Day, when primary school places are allocated.