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Changes to the School Admissions Code

The Department of Education has recently confirmed that a new School Admissions Code will be in effect from 1st September 2021

The main purpose of the changes to the School Admission Code 2021 is to improve the in-year admission process, in particular for vulnerable children. The changes include introducing more detail on the process for managing in-year admissions; changes to improve the effectiveness of Fair Access Protocols; giving children adopted from state care outside of England equal admissions priority as children who were previously looked after in England; and clarification of which address to use for the admission of service or crown servant children. There are also further minor clarification changes.

These changes supersede information in the previous admissions policies for 2021-22 and 2022-23 which will be updated in due course.

In Year Admissions

Ebor Academy Trust participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at

The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days. If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure. Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are available at



Tockwith Church of England Primary Academy follows the North Yorkshire County Council admissions procedures for Reception and applying for an ‘in-year’ school place. To apply for a school place, please apply on line at, contact the North Yorkshire School Admissions team on 01609 533679 or write to them at Children and Young People’s Service, Jesmond House, 31-33 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5QE.

For full details on how to apply for a place at Tockwith, please visit the North Yorkshire Country Council Admissions Page –

Admission Arrangements

The term admission arrangements are applied to the overall procedure, practices and over subscription or admissions criteria used in deciding the allocation of school places.

Key dates for Primary school admissions

If you have a child that is born between 1st Sept 2017 and 31st Aug 2018, you will need to apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception in September 2022.

Saturday 15th January 2022 is the deadline to apply for a primary school place for Reception 2022.

Tuesday 19th April 2022 is National Offer Day, when primary school places are allocated.

Our admission policy for 2022-2023 can be found here: Draft Tockwith Admission Policy 2022-2023

Over subscription/admissions criteria

This is the list of criteria an admission authority must adopt for its schools which are only used when the school is oversubscribed (i.e. when there are more applicants than the number of places available), they enable the admissions authority to assess which children will be offered a place.


Tockwith Primary’s Admission Arrangements 2021/2022 Entry

Our admission policy for 2022-2023 is available here:Tockwith Admission Policy 2022-2023

Our published admission number for Reception is 30.

Documents on this from North Yorkshire can be found in the following links:

–   NYCC Admissions Policy 2021 – 2022

–   NYCC Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements 2021 – 2022

–   In Year Fair Access Protocol 2020-2021

The Determination of Admissions document can be found here: DETERMINATION-OF-ADMISSIONS-2022.2023


Determination of Admissions 2022-23

 Between 16th  October 2020 – 4th December 2020 all admissions authorities for schools in North Yorkshire County Council  jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2022-23.

The closing date for comments was 4th December 2020.  After considering any comments received, Ebor Academy Trust in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 2nd February 2021.

Tockwith Admission Policy 2022-2023


Additional documentation can be found on the Local Authority website at