Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent or carer. We understand that you will want to take time to make an informed decision and will probably have lots of questions to ask. Visits to school are recommended. Please ring the school to arrange a visit (01904 806330) and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Please click here to download our Extra Information Form that we ask parents and carers to fill out to ensure that we can make a fully informed decision regarding your application.

Admissions to Reception

Each academic year, there are places for 20 children in Reception. The Admissions Policy on this page explains more about how making an application works. As well as understanding the process, we realise that parents and children like to visit school, see what we do and get a feel of what it is like to be part of our school family.

You are very welcome to visit us or contact us to ask any questions that you might have. You can contact us on (01904 806330) or email us at:

Please have a good look on our website to see some of the things that we do. Another way to find out more about the school is to read our latest ProspectusSIAMS Report and Ofsted Report.

In-year applications

Heworth CE Primary School participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at via the ParentPortal. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days. If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure. Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are available at

Admissions Policy for 2023-24 Entry

Heworth Reception Admissions Policy 2023-24
Heworth Supplementary Information Form 2023-24

Admissions Policy for 2024-25 Entry

For children starting school in September 2024, the following policy applies to all admissions:

Heworth Reception Admissions Policy 2024-25
Heworth Supplementary Information Form 2024-25

Admissions Arrangements for 2025-26 Entry

Inline with the School Admissions Code 2021, we participate in the City of York Council coordinated admission consultation. The consultation took place between 2 October and 12 November 2023. The consultation has now closed. During the consultation period, the draft admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust’s schools advise how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2025 to 2026 school year. Any feedback from the consultation will be considered by the Trust as the Admission Authority.

The admission arrangements for 2025-26 were formally determined by the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust Board in February 2024. A copy of the admissions policy and supplementary information form for Heworth CE Primary School can be found below:

Heworth Admissions Policy 2025-26
Heworth Supplementary Information Form 2025-26

School Admissions Key Dates

Starting primary school in September 2024

  • 12 September 2023 – opening date for applications
  • 15 January 2024 – deadline for ‘on time’ applications
  • 16 April 2024 – National Offer Day
  • 17 May 2024 – deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing
  • June – July 2024 – admission appeals held*

*Subject to panel members availability