Athelstan Community Primary School

To Be The Best That We Can Be


Moving Schools 

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 NYC 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.



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 

Y6 Children transitioning into Secondary School in September 2022 will receive  information from the Local Authority about secondary place preferences at the start of the Autumn Term.  Application for places open on the 12th September 2021 and the closing date for applications is the 31st October 2021. 


Secondary Applications September 2022

NYCC Admissions contact details