The school has strong links with the local parish church, St. Wilfrid’s. As a Voluntary Aided school, the school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for admissions. We are an inclusive school that welcomes all children and all applications will be treated fairly and objectively according to our admissions criteria.
The school can accommodate up to 84 children within the regulatory conditions set by North Yorkshire Education Authority. Normally Governors will not admit more than 12 children of Reception age. Parents must complete a common preference form and return it directly to the Local Authority. The LA will then provide VA schools and foundation schools with the list of those who have listed Burnsall as one of their preferences.
Children will join school full time unless other arrangements have been made between parents and the headteacher
Children who have an Education and Health Care Plan which names Burnsall VA Primary School, will be admitted. This is a statutory entitlement under section 324 of the Education Act 1996 and is not part of the over-subscription criteria.
Where there are more applications than places available, the Governors will offer places according to the following over-subscription criteria in order of priority.