Anyone considering a place at Tadcaster Primary Academy is invited to come and have a look
around. Please call our school office to make an appointment on 01937 833795 or e-mail us
at: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition we are happy to send you further information including a school brochure by post.
Admission applications must be made to North Yorkshire County Council. Further information and
guidance is available on the North Yorkshire County Council Admissions Page, please click the link below.
Once a place has been secured at our school, parents or carers will also be
asked to complete a pupil details form in school (see Forms on website).
Admission to the our Reception
Children are normally admitted in the September of the year in which they are 5 years old.
All children regardless of birth date in the year may start full time on the first day of the Autumn
term in the September.
Admission to our Nursery
Our Early Years Unit provides 15 hour funded places for children in the term after their third birthday. These sessions are taken during the afternoon from 12.30-3.20pm.
In Year Admissions
Parents who wish their child to enter the school mid-way through the school year, also need to
make an application to the NYCC Admissions Officer. However, parents and carers are encouraged
to make contact with the headteacher at the earliest opportunity so that a transition plan can be
put in place to support your child.
What happens if the school is oversubscribed?
Like many schools, class sizes at Tadcaster Primary Academy vary according to the
number of pupils living in the local area. Although the usual admission number for the school each
year is 20, some year groups exceed this number.
Where schools are over-subscribed (i.e. where the number of applications exceeds the number of
places available), places will be allocated using the following criteria, in priority order:
1. Children and young people in Public Care for whom the school has been expressed as a
preference and previously looked after children, that is children who were adopted (or
subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having
been looked after.
2. Children the Authority believes have special social or medical reasons for admission.
3. Children living within the normal area of the school.
4. Children living outside the normal area of the school.