How to Apply for a Place at St Robert's Catholic Primary School
September admissions to school for Reception pupils
Starting in Reception September 2022 children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019
Applications for a place at our school must be made via North Yorkshire County Council. Applications are made online and must be completed by 15th January of the year in which your child will be starting school. https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/apply-place-primary-or-secondary-school
If you feel that your child should be in a specific category i.e. Baptised Catholic, then please complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and provide the required evidence. The SIF is available to download from this page and must be submitted to the school by 15th January of the year in which you wish your child to start school e.g. 15th January 2022 for pupils starting school in September 2022. Failure to provide a SIF, or the necessary evidence, could affect the category your application is placed in. Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to complete all forms and supply evidence – reminders will not be sent.
NYCC will advise you of the outcome of your application on our behalf. The timetable for notification is available on the NYCC website via the link above (usually mid April). Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria listed in our Admission Policy and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.
In year applications
An application can be made for a school place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. If you wish to make an application please contact the school on firstname.lastname@example.org and North Yorkshire County Council - School Admissions for details of the application process.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the policy will be applied. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.
You will be advised of the outcome or your application in writing within 15 days, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.
Please see our Admission Policy for full details and visit https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/apply-place-primary-or-secondary-school to make an application and for further information about the NYCC application system.
Please see the St Robert's Catholic Primary School Admission Policy below for further details.
By law, if your child is refused a place at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal against that decision to an independent panel. School admission appeal panels are independent of the school and the local authority. At the hearing, you can present your reasons for preferring that particular school and the panel will decide whether your reasons are strong enough to overturn the admission authority's decision.
You can use the form that you download from the NYCC website to submit an appeal. There is an address on the form that tells you where to send it to. Make sure you read all the accompanying guidance notes and that you check the deadline, which varies but is usually in late May for primary schools.
Secondary School Admissions
If your child is expected to start secondary school in September, the application forms must be completed and returned online by the end of October. Please go to the North Yorkshire admissions website (link below).
If you wish to contact the admissions team call 01609 533679 or email them at
Please note that many schools, for example St John Fisher, require a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to be submitted.
If you have a child who will be starting school in September 2022 who was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 you will need to complete an NYCC Admissions application form and a School Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for a place.
Please follow the link below to apply online by 15th January 2022
North Yorkshire County Council - School Admissions
You will also need to complete the St Robert’s School Supplementary Information Form and return to school by 15th January 2022.
Apply for a place
If your child is already of school age and you would like to apply please follow the links to:
There will be an Open Evening at the beginning of November and an Open Morning at the end of November where prospective parents are invited into school to look round, meet staff and ask any questions.