Athelstan Community Primary School

"To be the best that we can be"


How do I enrol my child at Athelstan Primary School?


Starting school for the first time


Children who will be 4 years of age at the start of the academic year, which is the 1st of September each year,  need to register with their Local Education Authority in order to be allocated a school place.

We would be happy for you, to contact the school office for any information you require about the school, or the process of admission. Paper copies of the prospectus and an application form can be made available, but equally both can be found online.

All applications for places are handled by North Yorkshire Local Authority- who is the school's admission's authority - and should be undertaken through the admissions portal. If you do not currently live within North Yorkshire you must make your application to your own local authority - but you can name this school as a preference. 

Due to Covid 19 restrictions this year we will not be able to hold our annual Open Evening, however we will be preparing slide show and  a video presentation of the school to give you an insight into life at Athelstan  and guide you through the admission process.

Applications for September 2021 should be made via the NYCC admissions portal . the application round opens on October 12th . Please see letter below with more details of the application process

For school admissions information and access to an electronic application form, please use this link below to visit the School Admissions page of the North Yorkshire County Council website.    

Moving Schools Mid Year 

If you are moving your child to a new school either at the start of a new year or during the academic year then you will be asked to complete a NYCC mid year transfer form .


Athelstan Primary School has a maximum admission number of 60 children per year. That means we have 60 places in each year group, with the children split into two classes per year. If you wish your child to transfer to this school please contact North Yorkshire’s Local Education Office at Harrogate and complete the relevant transfer forms. It is not normal practice for a child to start at Athelstan until approval has been obtained from the Local Education Office.


New families are welcome to come and have a look around the school*, please contact the school for more information and make an appointment through the school office.


*Covid 19 restrictions permitting 

Children who are interested in joining our Early Years Nursery can find more information about the admission process on the Nursery Link.- see below

Appeals for places

Athelstan is a popular school in a vibrant and growing village so we frequently find year groups full or oversubscribed. If we have reached our maximum admission limit (60) then the Local Authority would normally refuse admission.

As parents or carers you have the right to appeal against the decision. You will need to contact the Harrogate Office who will send you details of how to appeal against the decision and guidance on the admissions criteria and appeals procedures. In certain circumstances the Local Authority will admit individuals even when the admissions number has been reached. 

Moving to Secondary School 

Children transitioning into Secondary School will receive  information from the local authority about secondary place preferences during  the Autumn Term. The deadline for this  application round is October 31st  2020 Secondary places are allocated in January 


Secondary Applications September 2021

NYCC Admissions contact details