Admissions for 2023-2024
Between Friday 19th November and Friday 31st December 2021, the Governing Body (the Admissions Authority for the school) is consulting on the admission arrangements for St Martin’s school for the 2023-24 school year. During this period we are interested in the views of any residents, schools, parents/carers or other interested parties, and would ask that all views be expressed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or letter addressed to The Chair of Governors, c/o St Martin’s School Office.
There are two different types of school admissions – those to start school at the ‘normal’ time for the start of the Reception year, 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).
At St Martin’s, we also offer a nursery provision for 3 year olds and children who are not yet Reception age. Please address enquiries and applications to attend the nursery directly to the school office by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01759 368446. We will be pleased to help and to arrange a visit for you.
Whilst the admission authority for our school admissions is the governing body, these applications are co-ordinated by the Local Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
We welcome visits to our school if you are considering making an application for a school place. Please contact us on the above email or phone number to arrange a visit.
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.
It is important to remember to apply for a Reception place if your child is already attending our nursery.
If you live in 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.
When applying for a place you should also complete the supplementary information form that you may wish to complete to provide additional information for the admission authority. This should be returned to the school direct by the deadline for applications and not the Local Authority.
How do I apply for an ‘in-year’ school place for my child?
Although we are a voluntary aided school, and the admissions authority for the school is the governing body 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 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.
When applying you should also complete the supplementary information form that you may wish to complete to provide additional information for the admission authority. This should be returned to the school direct and not the Local Authority.
Who makes decisions on school admissions applications?
As we are a voluntary aided school, the admissions authority for the school is the governing body. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Please see the policy documents below for further details
Admission Arrangements for the 2022-23 school year
Admissions Arrangements for the 2021 -22 yearAdmissions_Policy_2021_22_varied_and_updated_7_21.pdf