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 Admissions Information

Admission Policy 2016– 2017

By applying to this school, parents, carers are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the school.

Sacred Heart Catholic VA Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and instrument of government, and it seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

If the number of preferences received is less than the admission number then all preferences will be met. However, when there are more applications than the places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below:

1. Looked after children from Catholic families or children from Catholic families who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a residence or special guardianship order.

2. Baptised Catholic children who live in the defined area.

3. Other baptised Catholic children.

4. Other looked after children or other children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a residence or special guardianship order.

5. Children of other Christian denominations or of other faiths whose parents or carers are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the school whose application is supported by a minister of religion or an appropriate religious leader.

6. Other children.

Admission Arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities

Decisions on the admission of pupils with a statement of special educational need / Education, Health and Care plan are made by the Local Authority.

The admission arrangements for pupils without a statement of special educational needs / Education, Health and Care Plan do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs and are in line with the school's admission policy.

The Governing Body of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is the Admissions Authority for this school and intends to admit 15 pupils to the Reception year group in September 2017. 

To apply for a place at our school please complete the electronic application form on the School Admissions page of the North Yorkshire County Council Website. As we are a faith school, you will also need to contact the school to complete our own admissions application form.

For school admissions information and access to an electronic application form, please use this link to visit the

School Admissions page of the North Yorkshire County Council website.

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