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Admissions Information

97% of our parents would recommend our school to another parent (Ofsted ParentView – September 2023)

We welcome enquiries from prospective families who are interested in their child starting, or continuing, their primary education at Saxton Primary School.  We believe it is really important that families visit prospective schools, ours included, to get a feel for the ethos and vision of the school and to see if it is the ‘right fit’ for their child. We are very proud of our children and want to show to you their wonderful attitudes to learning, behaviour, and achievements.

How do I apply for a place for my child?

To enroll your child in Saxton CE Primary School, you should first contact the school office in order to make an appointment to visit our school and have a look around our lovely site, meet our team and ask any questions you may have.

If you need any support in accessing school admissions please contact Mrs Katie McLachlan, our Office Manager, who can help guide you through the process.

Our school PAN (published admission number) for the following years:

2023/24: 10

2024/25: 10

2025/25: 10 

The Published Admission Number (PAN) for every year group into which pupils can be admitted, including Year 12 when there is a 6th form. The PAN is the maximum number of pupils that the admission authority will admit to each year group.




If you live in North Yorkshire, application for main school places can be found here: 

How do apply for a place for my child after Reception year?

Sometimes children need to move school at times other than entry to Reception.

These changes may be unavoidable, for example when you move house, or sometimes they occur because of difficulties at your child’s current school. Changing schools is a big event for any child and should not be undertaken without first talking to the head teacher at your child’s current school, to try and resolve any problems. We would always encourage you to contact your child’s school in the first instance in order to resolve any issues. If this can’t be done, our team will happily talk you through the next steps on the telephone and organise a visit to see our school in action.

Some of our classes are full and cannot accommodate additional pupils. If this is the case, we will discuss this with you. We would encourage you to leave your contact details with us so that we can contact you should there be any in-year movement and place becomes available.

If you live in North Yorkshire, in-year admission requests must be made by filling in an in-year preference form online listing up to five school preferences. The authority will then look at each preference in turn, starting with the highest, and provide your details to the school. If there is not a place available at that school, they will look at your next highest preference and continue down the list until they can offer your child a place. If they are unable to allocate any of your preferences they will seek to find an alternative place at a school within a reasonable distance of your home. You also have a right to appeal for a place at any of the schools listed on your preference form.

If you are not currently living in North Yorkshire, but are requesting a place at a North Yorkshire school, you should contact your home authority and complete their in-year preference form. If you are planning to move into North Yorkshire, you can still complete our online form, but we will need to know when you are moving and the address in North Yorkshire that you are moving to, to enable us to process your application.

Do you offer wrap-around care?

We can now offer before and after school care at Kids Planet, who transport children to and from school. Please contact the school for more details.

We do not have Early Years provision for pre-school children on our site, but some of our feeder settings are:

Barkston Ash Pre School Nursery
The Village Hall
Church Street
Barkston Ash
LS24 9PR

Kid’s Planet Nursery
London Road
Barkston Ash

Barkston Ash