Welcome to Woodthorpe Primary School.

Woodthorpe Primary School

Welcome toWoodthorpe Primary School


Although part of a Multi-Academy Trusty, we continue to follow the City of York Admissions Policy and the admissions process is managed by the City or York Council’s Admissions Department. This means that we normally take children who live in the school’s catchment area.  There may occasionally be times when this leaves the school with spare places – under these circumstances it may be possible for pupils who live outside the catchment area to gain a place. In the event of the school being over-subscribed, the City of York Council will allocate places according to its Admission criteria (see CYC Admissions Booklet).  Parents who are unable to obtain a place for their child have the right to an independent appeal.



Key dates for starting primary, infant or junior school in September 2019:

  • 15 January 2019 - deadline for applications
  • 16 April 2019 - National Offer Day
  • 4 June 2019 - deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing
  • 19 June 2019 - first date appeals may be held
  • 19 July 2019 - final date appeals are planned to be held
This year's Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 08 October and 07 December 2018. The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry. The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.
To respond, you can write to us, email or complete this short survey at

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements for admission in 2020/21 by 28 February 2019. Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15 March 2019 after which objections can be raised.
Woodthorpe Primary School - the draft policy for 2020/21 is available above. The planned number of places (PAN) for Reception in September 2020 is 60 and for Year 3 in September 2020 is 60