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Starting School – Admission into Reception Year

Applications for admission must be made to the Local Authority. The online application process opens annually from October until January. The school will admit all children with a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) in which the school is named.

Where, after the admission of children with statements of special educational needs or EHCPs naming the school, there are more applications for admission than places remaining available within the admission number, the Governing Body’s Admission Committee has agreed a strict criteria detailed in the Admissions Policy.

At Osbaldwick Primary Academy we work with parents to ensure that the transition from pre-school to school runs as smoothly as possible. We invite the parents/carers and children to our transition events.

In-Year Admissions

All applications for in-year admissions must be made to the Local Authority.

The contact number is 01904 551554.

Pre School Admissions

Please contact school directly on 01904 555606 for admissions into our pre-school. For September admissions children must be three years old before the 31st August. For January admissions children must be three years old before the 31st December. For Easter admissions children must be three years old before the 31st March.

Consultation on Draft Admissions Policy 20/21

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 08 October and 07 December 2018.  The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry.  The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, you can write to us, email or complete this short survey at

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2020/21 by 28 February 2019.  Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15 March 2019 after which objections can be raised.
All documents found below at this stage are in their draft (pre-determined) form.

Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy – the draft policy for 2020/21 is available here: Draft – Ebor Admissions Policy 2020–21, the planned number of places (PAN) for <YearGroup> in September 2020 is <XX>

Further Information

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call our school on 01904 555606 or

To apply for a school place please apply on line at or contact School Services on 01904 551554, or City of York Council School Services, West Offices, Stations Rise, York YO1 6GA.