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Parents and carers wishing to enrol their children at our school are welcome to visit. Please telephone during the school day to make an appointment.

Admission policy

The Local Authority (North Yorkshire County Council) administer admissions to school. Children who reach the age of five between the first day of September and the last of August are admitted in September at the start of the autumn term.

The school administers admissions to Nursery. Children are admitted to the nursery class three times per year depending on their birthday. A place in the nursery class does not automatically guarantee a place in the school.

All parents/carers are entitled to express a preference for the school in which they wish their child to be educated. It is essential that parents/carers complete a preference form in order to be allocated a school place. Normally pupils living within the school's catchment area will be offered places at Starbeck Community Primary School.

If applications exceed the number of available places the Local Education Authority will allocate places in accordance with the following order of priorities:

  • First, pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school concerned
  • Second, pupils considered by the Authority to have exceptional social or medical grounds for admission
  • Third, pupils living in the normal area of the school who express it as their first preference
  • Fourth, pupils living in the normal area of the school who expressed a preference for that school, but whose first preference for a school elsewhere has not been met, and placements at an alternative school would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources
  • Fifth, pupils having a brother or a sister at the school at the beginning of the term in question
  • Sixth, to pupils with the nearest available walking route.

Pupil Premium Funding

Are you eligable for extra funding for your child in school?

The government introduced the Pupil Premium to help raise the achievement of children from low income families.  This funding is for children who meet the criteria for ‘statutory free school meals’. (Although from September, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 may now receive free school meals, not all will meet the criteria for Pupil Premium)

Each child that is registered as meeting the ‘statutory free school meal criteria, will qualify for Pupil Premium funding and the amount of funding that the school will receive for 2014/2015 is £1300 for each child. This additional funding will help the school provide extra resources to support your child.

In order to determine if your child qualifies and to allow us to claim the funding it is important that all parents and carers who feel they may meet the criteria below, let us know.

Criteria for eligibility

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseekers’ Allowance  
  •    Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance                  
  • Child Tax Credit, providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual                                      household income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • A “Run-on” of Working Tax Credit - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

If you believe you meet the criteria above, please collect a form from the school office to enable us to receive the extra funding.

The information provided on the form will be used by the council to check for eligibility to claim additional funding for the school (the ‘pupil premium’) from central government. It will be used for no other purposes and will remain confidential to the council.

This may not be relevant to you at present but if at any point your circumstances change and you feel you may qualify please ask the school office for a Free School Meal (FMB2) form for completion.

If you think you may be eligable, fill out the relevant form below.

Reception, years 1 and 2:

Years 3 to 6: