Admissions

Admissions 2024 - 25

Please see our admissions policy here.

Admissions 2023 - 24

Please see our admissions policy here.

Croxby is a large and very popular Primary, situated on the outskirts of Cottingham. Due to the high volume of applications made to the Local Authority throughout the year for places at Croxby it is important to follow the admission procedures provided by the Local Authority. For those parents who wish to transfer their child from another school, they can submit applications at any time during the school year.

Admissions

There are two different types of admissions – those to start school at the ‘normal’ time for the start of the Reception and those for places in other year groups or at any other time – these are called ‘in-year’ applications for school places.  In-year applications are made for example when a child is already attending one school and the parent/carers wish to move their child from one school to another, and when a family moves to a different area and needs a new school place for their child(ren).

Whilst the admission authority for our school is the academy trust, admissions applications are co-ordinated by the Local Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

How do I apply for a ‘normal’ school place for my child?

Applications to start our school for the first time, for the start of Reception should be made direct to the Local Authority in which you live by the deadline for applications.  Late applications will be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available, so it is important that you apply on-time.  If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘normal’ admissions processes, deadlines, details of the appeal process and other information at www.eastriding.gov.uk/apply-for-a-school-place.  If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

How do I apply for an ‘in-year’ school place for my child?

Although we are an academy, and the admissions' authority for the school is the academy trust we have formally requested that applications for school places are made through the local authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme for in-year applications.  Applications to start our school in-year should be made direct to the Local Authority no earlier than one term before the place is required, and it is recommended that you apply no later than a period of twenty school days, that is four weeks in term time, before you wish for the place to be available for your child.  Applications are considered in the order that they have been received, for example if there is one space available in a year group, the parent/carer who applied for their place first will likely be allocated the place for their child.  Proof of residence may be required before places can be allocated, and the school fully adheres to the East Riding Fair Access Protocol.  Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as is possible, though this is commonly ten school days after an application has been received, but may be later in certain circumstances.

If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘in-year’ admissions processes, and details of the co-ordinated admissions scheme at www.eastriding.gov.uk/school-admissions where you can also find and download an application form along with details of how to appeal for a school place where you have been refused.  If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Who makes decisions on school admissions applications?

As we are an academy the admissions' authority for the school is the academy trust.  It is the admission authority, and not the Local Authority who determines whether there is an available place based upon the capacity of the class/year group and the number of pupils already on roll.

Who should I contact with queries on school admissions?

You can contact the East Riding School Admissions Team by email at schooladmissions@eastriding.gov.uk, by writing to School Admissions Team, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA.  You can also call 01482 392100 in school hours.

Hull residents should apply to Hull City Council Admissions Section who can be contacted on Tel: 01482 300300 or via the Internet at www.hullcc.gov.uk

Once your application has been processed, you will be notified by your Local Authority if a place has been awarded to your child. If your application has been successful please contact us to arrange a visit to the school to have a look around and answer any queries you may have.

Once you have been notified that your application for a place has been successful, please complete the Admissions Data Collection Form which will be emailed to you. Please be aware that completing and returning this form does not replace the application process put in place by your Local Authority and will not determine whether a place will be allocated. It is for our information purposes only.