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:
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.
|Application timetable (September 2023 start)||Date|
|Applications Open||01 September 2022|
|Deadline date for application||15 January 2023|
|National Offer Day – notification will come from the Local Authority||17 April 2023|
|Deadline for return of forms, if appealing||19 May 2023|
|Appeals planned to start||19 June 2023*|
|Appeals planned to finish||21 July 2023*|
*Subject to panel members availability.
The appeal papers can be obtained and returned from firstname.lastname@example.org tel: (01482) 392100 The Appeal Clerks will then coordinate an independent appeal hearing and keep you updated on the process.
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 PLACES AVAILABLE **
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 https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ 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 email@example.com 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 Nursery Application
- Riston CE VC Primary Academy Catchment Area Map
- Admissions Code 2021
- Admissions priority for children adopted from state care outside of England
Admission Arrangements 2022-23:
Ebor Academy Trust determined the admission arrangements for the 2022-2023 school year and admission number on 2nd February 2021.
The Academy Trust Determination of Admissions notice can be viewed HERE
A copy of the Admissions Arrangements for 2022-23 can be view HERE
Please follow the link to the application form for School Admission 2022-23 HERE
Once completed the form should be submitted to schooladmissions@eastriding.
Alternatively, you can apply online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/apply-
Admission Arrangements 2023-24:
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Admission Arrangements 2024-25