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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:

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  Alternatively contact the School Admissions team on 01609 533679 or write to them at Children and young peoples Service, Jesmond House, 31 – 33 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5QE.

Once a place has been secured at our school, parents or carers will also be asked to complete further documents including a pupil details form.   In addition we are happy to send you further information including a school brochure by post.

Admission to our Nursery

Our Early Years Unit provides 15 hour funded places for children in the term after their 3rd birthday (January, Easter or September).    These sessions are taken during the afternoon from 12.30-3.20pm.

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.

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.  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.


Our admissions policy for 21/22 is found here: Admissions Policy 




This year’s admissions consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the North Yorkshire County  Council between 7 October and 22 November 2020.   The consultation includes the admissions policies and number of places available at each school in the year of entry. The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation. To respond, you can email:

Following consultation, each admissions authority will formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2022/23 by 28th February 2021. Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15th March 2021 after which objections can be raised.

Please note: All documents found below at this stage are in their draft (pre-determined) form.