For prospective families whose children will start in Reception in September 2022, small-group tours of the school were offered throughout November and December 2021. These usually take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at either 9.30am or 1.30pm.
Please contact the school office via to arrange a visit. It will be wonderful to meet you in person. More information can be found here on our website and on social media. 

Admissions to Lord Deramore’s Primary School are dealt with by the admissions team at the City of York, as the admissions authority for our school.

  • Details of all admissions policies that apply in the City of York can be found here
  • The admissions policy for the current academic year, 2021-2022, can be downloaded here
  • The Admission Policy for Entry into Reception at Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools in September 2022 can be downloaded here
  • the PAN (Planned Admission Number) for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for September 2022 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.

Will your child start reception in September 2022?

Click to view on CYCwebsite

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school by 15th January in the school year your child turns 4.  Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2022 opened on 12th September 2021. The deadline for applications was 15th January 2022 although late applications can be made after this date. 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.  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 the City of York Council Admissions Process
12th September 2021 – opening date for applications
15th January 2022 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2022 or the next working day – National Offer Day
21st May 2022 – Appeal forms to be returned
June-July 2022 – Admission appeals heard
September 2022 – Applications for the 2023 entry into Reception expected to open

We plan to organise family visits to our school for children who are applying for a school place in our September 2023 Early Years class later in the year.  These visits will occur after the October 2022 half term holiday. During this visit, you will meet with the head teacher, Mr James Rourke, have a tour around school and have the opportunity to ask any questions which you may have.

Admissions Consultation

This year’s Admissions Consultation was jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 4th October and 14th November 2021.  The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry. The consultation is now closed.

The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties were being sought during this consultation.

Following the consultation, each admission authority formally sets (‘determines’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2023-24 by 28 February 2022.  Determined policies are published on the City of York Council website by 15 March 2022 after which objections can be raised.

All documents are published in their draft (pre-determined) form at If you require a paper copy of a document or survey you can request this from or 01904 551554