How to apply for a place in our school

  • Last Updated: 9/10/2019

Our school seeks to serve its children and the local community gives priority to children who live within Fairburn village. Children from other, local areas are most welcome if places are available.

Our school seeks to serve its children and the local community. Priority is given to children who live within the village boundary of Fairburn. Children from other, local areas are most welcome if places are available.

Parents need to enrol their child to start at school in the September following their fourth birthday. However, parents may choose to defer their start date after a place is allocated until the child reaches compulsory school age of 5. Similarly, children may attend school part time until they reach 5. Here at Fairburn, we request that all children are part time for the first two weeks of school in September.

Key dates for the 2020 – 2021 academic year are:

  1. October 1st 2019 – School admissions open for Foundation stage pupils.
  2. 15th January 2020 – Closing date for applications.
  3. 16th April 2020 – National offer day.

Please note that in line with NYCC procedures forms received after the above closing dates, without a reason that is acceptable to us, will be considered as a late application and will therefore be processed after we have considered all other applications. 

An application we receive by the deadline date for a child living outside of normal area of the school, will have priority over a late application for a child living within the normal area of the school. We may still be able to offer your child a place at your preferred school if there are places available.

For further, more detailed information about admissions please see the North Yorkshire County Council Schools Admissions page.