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Welcome to the federation of

Hovingham CE Primary School


St Hilda’s CE Primary School


Children starting Primary School in September 2023

Applications for your child to start in the Reception Year at Primary School in September 2023 can be made here:

Apply for a place at a primary or secondary school | North Yorkshire County Council

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2023.

Transfer between schools

Applications to change schools mid-year can be made here:

Changing schools and in year applications | North Yorkshire County Council

School Transport

Information on the Council’s home to school transport policy and eligibility can be found here:

School transport for reception to year 11 children | North Yorkshire County Council

Catchment areas play a part in determining eligibility for transport. The current consultation on closure includes possible options for future catchment arrangements for the Hovingham area.

Timelines and Important dates for schools admissions

All the information you need to apply to Hovingham School can be found on the North Yorkshire county council website   www.northyorks.gov.uk.

Primary school applications for Reception in September 2023 can be made until the deadline date of 15th January 2023.

You will complete a form where you can list in order your preferred schools. If you have already submitted a form and wish to change your order of preference this can be done by downloading another form used to notify school admissions of any change you wish to make to an already completed application. If you choose to now add Hovingham School to your preferences you can do so, but only until 15th January 2023.

As our school is a voluntary controlled Church school the admission arrangements are determined in agreement with the local authority (LA). The LA is the “Admissions Authority” for our school. As such the regulations for entry are published by the LA each year and can be obtained directly from them. Hovingham School usually admits up to 8 children per year group.

The LA publishes a composite admissions prospectus each year, which gives information to parents about applying for a place at the school of their choice. Parents can express a preference for the school of their choice and should do so on the application form, which is now usually completed online. Parents can access the online application form at https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/school-admissions. Expressing a preference does not, in itself, guarantee a place at this school.The LA notifies parents about the school place once all applications have been considered.

Children are usually admitted to school once a year, in September. We plan our  induction arrangements carefully to make sure that this goes smoothly. Members of staff meet with parents to chat about their children and the children join their class for some sessions in the second half of the summer term (June/July). We have flexible, phased arrangements for the first few weeks of the autumn term and we work with parents to make sure that their children have the best possible start to school life.

Admissions Information

For school admissions information and access to an electronic application form, please use this link to visit the School Admissions page of the North Yorkshire County Council website.

You can use North Yorkshire County Council interactive maps to find out what catchment area you live in.


For further information please refer to our admissions policy.


Admissions Office

Children and Young People’s Service
Jesmond House
31-33 Victoria Avenue

School admissions:

01609 533679