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Admission Policy

North Yorkshire County Council, is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools in this area, and as such has determined the admission arrangements for the 2018-2019 school year. Please see below and North Yorkshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Service website,, for their full admission policy and procedures.


Admission to Reception

Summary of North Yorkshire Guidance

Starting school is an exciting time for you and your child. North Yorkshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Service wants to help make that step as easy as possible. By law, all children must start full-time education by the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. Parents may express a preference for the school that they would like their child to attend. You can get details of all the schools in your area from our website at . You can arrange to visit any school by contacting the head teacher. You can apply online at .

The local authority decides on admissions to all voluntary-controlled and community schools. It may seem a long way off until your child is due to start full-time education, but in order to plan ahead, your application form must be submitted by 15 January 2017. Your preferred school may have reached its admissions limit and we may not be able to offer a place there. There are also rules about the size of infant classes which might stop us from offering your child a place. Classes at key stage 1 (reception, year 1 and year 2) must not have more than 30 pupils. We will need to take account of this when we offer places in reception and infant classes.

Our school published admission number is 60 pupils. Therefore we can admit this number of pupils into reception each academic year. If the number of applications exceeds the Published Admission Number, after the admission of children where the school is named in the statement of special educational needs (SEN) over-subscription criteria will apply.


Admission to Nursery

The school admits children into a Nursery class the term after they have their 3rd birthday, (please see below). 

Nursery children can attend for up to 30 hours per week (Government funded subject to eligibility).

These sessions will operate : 9.00am – 12 noon and 12 noon – 3.00pm.

Date of 3rd birthday

Start Nursery

Number of terms in Nursery

Transfer to

Reception Class

1st September - 31 Dec

Spring Term




1st Jan - 31 March

Summer Term




1st April - 31 Aug

Autumn term





In-Year Transfers

The local authority decides on in-year admissions to all voluntary-controlled and community schools. Forms can be obtained from our school office.

Admissions – General

As a two form intake school, we have two classes in each year group, except for in nursery. Children are allocated into a class by the Headteacher. Prior to a child being admitted to school, invitations are extended to the children and their parents to visit the school. Reception pupils are offered full-time education from the beginning of that academic year.


Arrangements for admissions for pupils with disabilities.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons' ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act.


Brayton Primary school takes the following steps to prevent disabled pupils being treated less favourably. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility. It is the Governors' Policy to accommodate pupils with disabilities should parents wish.

In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs. Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.

Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities;

 Wheelchair access at all entrances and sections of the school.

 Carpeted classrooms to aid hearing impaired pupils learning.

 Exterior lighting to improve evening access.

 Routes to the main entrance are clearly signed and free from obstructions.

 Disabled Toilets in both KS1 and KS2 buildings and disabled parking is available at the main entrance.


We are currently reviewing and developing our accessibility plan due to recent changes in the school structure. We will consult with Stakeholders and publish this plan on its final completion by December 2018. Updates will follow termly.