Admissions and Attendance

As a Voluntary Controlled School, admissions are managed centrally through the local authority...

Children are admitted to Reception in accordance with the policy of North Yorkshire County Council. Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit and to find out the admission dates for the coming year.

All Reception aged children (the September of the year in which your child will be five) will join the school from September - there is only one intake each year. North Yorkshire's Education Department deals with applications for Reception admissions. Providing that you live within North Yorkshire, have registered with a local doctor, you should automatically receive information about the admission process. NYCC prefer on-line applications and the school office can help with this if necessary.

Admission to school for the first time in September 2021

Telephone 0845  8 72 73 74 or go to is external) if your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017. You can apply for a school place from 12 October 2020 and the deadline to apply is 15 January 2021.  Please contact the school to come and have a look around or for any further information.

In Year Admissions:

Year 1 to 6
For families moving into the area, or for children changing schools during the year, in-year admissions to the school are dealt with by North Yorkshire  County Council at or telephone the In-Year admissions team on 0845 8 72 73 74

If your child is at school at another local school, please discuss your request for a move with your child's current school setting as there is a local cluster policy that such requests are discussed between headteachers.

We warmly welcome visits from prospective parents at any time. Please telephone the school office on 01756 793030.


At Christ Church we work hard to ensure every child reaches their full potential, but in order for this to happen, your child needs to be in school!

If your child's attendance is less than 95%, research shows it is very unlikely that they will make expected progress in school.

For attendance between 93-94.9%, they could still underachieve.

Attendance at or above 95% is recognised as giving a child the best chance of success.

If your child's attendance falls below 90%, they would be considered to be a 'persistent absentee' and may be referred to the Education Welfare Officer to be followed up.

Attendance + Punctuality = Success

If you are concerned about attendance, come and talk to us so that we can help.