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Reception children are admitted to school once a year in September prior to their 5th birthday. Priority is given to all the children living within the catchment area of the school in line with the schools and North Yorkshire County Council's admissions policies. The villages of Ravensworth, Whashton, West Layton, Gayles, Kirby Hill, Dalton and Newsham are within our catchment area. Parents will need to complete the appropriate preference forms to request a place at our school. Applications for admission of children who live outside of the area will be sympathetically considered in line with LA guidance.

If upon application our school is oversubscribed we will follow the Local Authorities Appeal Procedures which can be found in the LA guidance link above.

The school is always happy to give guided tours to any parent/carer who is interested in applying for a place. Please contact the school to make an appointment.

Before starting school children have the opportunity to make several visits so that they feel confident and secure when they begin school. They will be invited to visit in the summer term. Mrs Shazell, our Class 1 teacher visits the local playgroup to see the children in an environment with which they are familiar. A welcome meeting for parents will take place in the summer term prior to entry. Children who move into the area can be admitted throughout the year provided a place is available in that year group.

The Local Authority manages the admissions process. This includes all admissions to Ravensworth CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School, whether you wish your child to start school in September or whether you have moved into the area during the academic year. 

To apply for a place online, please go to the NYCC website -