Admissions to Lord Deramore’s Primary School, including “in-year applications”, are dealt with by the admissions team at the City of York, as the admissions authority for our school.

For prospective families whose children will start Reception in September 2024, private/small group tours of the school were offered throughout November and December, usually taking place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at either 9.30am or 1.30pm, where the headteacher personally showed families around our school and answered any questions they may have had. We have also held an open evening on Monday 13th November at 5.30pm

To arrange a visit to our school, please contact the school office.

  • Details of all admissions policies that apply in the City of York can be found here
  • The admissions policy for the current academic year, 2023-2024, can be downloaded here
  • The Admission Policy for Entry into Reception at Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools in September 2024 can be downloaded here
  • the PAN (Planned Admission Number) for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for September 2024 is 30
  • For information on requesting a place in year groups other than Reception please see the admissions team page about “in-year applications”

If you have any queries about the admissions policy or process you can call 01904 551554 or email Further details are also available on their website together with details about the appeals process.

Will your child start reception in September 2024?

For prospective families whose children will start in Reception in September 2024, small-group tours of the school were offered throughout November and December 2023.

Click to download from the CYC website

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school in the school year your child turns 4 so for entry into Reception in the September 2023 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2024 opened on the 12th September 2023. Please note that applying early does not give any priority, although to have the best chance of your application being successful you should complete and submit your application by the deadline which was the 15th January 2024.

Late applications can be made after this date, but may be dealt with after all the other applications that were received on or before the application deadline which means you will stand less chance of getting your preferred school. National Offer Day is in April.

Applications for entry into reception can be made by using the online form to apply for a school place.

If you can’t apply online you can request a paper Primary Application Form by calling 01904 551 554.

Please read the Guide for Parents when applying for a school place, as it contains key information on school admissions. You can also find the Guide to School Catchment Areas online.  We also advise you to keep checking on the City of York Council Admissions site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.

You can find the school’s internal admission form, to complete once a place has been allocated by City of York Council, in the New Starters Information.

Key Dates for Admissions to Reception 2024

12th September 2023 – opening date for applications
November 2023 onwards – prospective families can arrange visits via the school office
15th January 2024 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2024 – or the next working day – National Offer Day
17th May 2024 – Appeal forms to be returned
June – July 2024 – Admission appeals heard
September 2024 – Applications for the 2025 entry into Reception expected to open

Admissions Consultation for 2025-26

In line with the School Admissions Code, City of York Council hold a coordinated admission consultation on behalf of schools within York and the School Admission Authorities. Where a school is part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Trust is the Admission Authority and not City of York Council.

Coordinated Admissions Consultation 2025 to 2026

In line with the School Admissions Code 2021, City of York Council held a coordinated admission consultation on behalf of schools within York and the School Admission Authorities. The consultation was open from 2 October 2023 to 12 November 2023.

The draft admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the City of York area advise how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2025 to 2026 school year. Some draft documents will apply to more than one school where the policy applies to Community and Voluntary Controlled schools and schools within a Multi Academy Trust. The schools to which the policy applies are listed in the policy.

Feedback provided through the admission consultation survey regarding schools where City of York Council are the Admission Authority was considered by City of York Council. Feedback provided through the admission consultation survey regarding schools which are part of a Multi Academy Trust, where the Trust is the Admission Authority, was passed to the Trust to be considered.

Following consultation, all admission authorities must formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements by 28 February 2024 in line with the School Admissions Code (GOV.UK). The Determination Notice contains details of the decision made by the Director of Prevention Commissioning and Education to determine the arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.

When information about next year’s admissions consultation is available, we will share it here.