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Applying for a Place at Riston Church of England Primary Academy

Ebor Academy Trust is the admission authority for the school. We are an academy school and cater for pupils between the ages of 3-11. The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year and works with the Local Authority’s Admissions Unit who coordinate places at all schools in the local authority. 

The school holds an annual Open Day for interested parents to look round the school with the Headteacher or School Business Manager. You are also very welcome to look round our school at any time of the year. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

To help with your child’s transition into school we can arrange for your child to spend time in school so they can familiarise themselves with the school day.  For those children transitioning into our nursery setting we also arrange a home visit so that we can talk to you and your child in the comfort of your own home.

How to apply for a place at the school

If you are applying for a reception place or entrance into a junior school, all applications are made in advance to your “home” local authority who empties your bins. If this is East Riding, follow this link

The LA website is a composite prospectus for all East Riding schools and includes information about:

  • all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal – apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.

For help with your application, contact East Riding Admissions on:

Telephone: 01482392100


We recommend choosing three schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer.

If you live outside the East Riding and want your child to go to a school in the East Riding, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

Going to a school’s nursery does not guarantee your child a place at our school. 

Late applications may be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available so it is important that you apply on-time. 

Starting School in September 2024

Timetable for applications

Application timetable (September 2024 start) Date
Applications Open 01 September 2023
Deadline date for application 15 January 2024
National Offer Day – notification will come from the Local Authority 16 April 2024
Deadline for return of forms, if appealing 17 May 2024
Appeals planned to start 17 June 2024*
Appeals planned to finish 19 July 2024*

*Subject to panel members availability.

The appeal papers can be obtained and returned from tel: (01482) 392100 The Appeal Clerks will then coordinate an independent appeal hearing and keep you updated on the process.

In-Year Admissions

If your child is moving schools either during the school year or for the start of a new school year, then you will need to make an in-year application using the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. Applications to start our school in-year should be made 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.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 on this link

Nursery Admissions 


Please apply now for Nursery places from September 2023 onwards.

Morning sessions are Monday – Friday from 8:45 – 12:00. Afternoon sessions are from 12:30 – 3:30.

For children attending for a full day a lunch can be purchased at a cost of £2.50 per day, or a packed lunch may be brought into school.

To qualify for 15 hours free provision per week your child can start Nursery in the term following their third birthday. Terms start in September, January and April.

We accept the Government ’30 hour code’ for an additional free (up to) 15 hours provision. More detail can be found here or by phoning HMRC Customer Care on 0300 123 4097

If your child is 3 and you would like them to start earlier than the term following their birthday then some paid places are available at a cost of £12.50 per half day or £25.00 for a full day payable termly in advance.

If your child is eligible for 15 funded hours and you are not eligible for the 30 hour funded sessions you can opt to pay for additional hours at either £12.50 per half day or £25.00 for a full day.

Please call us on 01964 562422 or email if you would like to come along for a school tour. 

A Nursery Initial Application form can be found at the bottom of this page or can be collected from the School Office.  Further paperwork will be issued as your child is due to start school.

Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate your requirement please note that we cannot guarantee to be able to meet all requests for sessions.

Riston Church of England Primary Academy Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 10



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