| 01937 833795
Tadcaster Academy Logo
Ebor Academy Trust Logo


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 in October for interested parents to look round the school with the Headteacher, Miss Towler and the Assistant Headteacher, Mr Foster. You are also very welcome to look round our school at any time of the year. Please contact the school office to make an appointment on 01937 833795 or e-mail us at:

Tadcaster Primary Academy Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 28


How to apply for a place at the school

If you are applying for a reception place or entrance into a junior school, all applications are made in advance to your “home” local authority who empties your bins. If this is North Yorkshire, follow this link

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.


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

Telephone: 01609533679


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.

Going to a 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. 


North Yorkshire Schools

Starting school in September 2024 

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.
16 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.

If you would like parents to confirm they will be taking up the place direct to the school please insert details here of how you want this doing.

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.  Our published admission number for Reception is 28.

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.


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

Nursery Admissions


Please apply now for Nursery places from September 2023 onwards.

Morning sessions are Monday – Friday from 09:00 – 12:00. Afternoon sessions are from 12:30 – 3:30.

For children attending for a full day a lunch can be purchased at a cost of £2.40 per day, or a packed lunch may be brought into school.

To qualify for 15 hours 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 (up to) 15 hours provision. More detail can be found here or by phoning HMRC Customer Care on 0300 123 4097

If you do not qualify for 30 hours funding or would like your child to attend extra sessions, these are available at a cost of £13.50 per hour payable termly in advance.

Please call us on 01937 833795 or email if you would like to come along for a school tour. 

A Nursery Application Pack 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.


Admission Arrangements 2023-24

Our Admissions Policy for 2023-24 is found here: Tadcaster Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2023-24



Admission Arrangements 2024-25

Our Admissions Policy for 2024-25 is found here: Admissions Policy, NYCC Schools’ 2024-25

Our In-Year Admissions Policy for 2024-25 is found here: In-Year Admissions Policy, NYCC Schools’ 2024-25