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Admissions Information

Starting school is a very important time for both you and your child. With your support we aim to make it a happy, smooth and rewarding experience.

In accordance with North Yorkshire’s policy, children can start school in September at the beginning of the academic year in which their fifth birthday falls. Although children are not legally required to attend school until the term after their fifth birthday, most children start full time school in September. Should parents wish their child to start on a part-time basis, or later than September, they should contact the school office. The maximum number of children who can be admitted into one school year is 15.

Parents who wish to register their children with Sessay CE Primary School should fill in a preference form (available from school, pre-school settings or online at www.northyorks.gov.uk), which should be forwarded to the LA. For admissions at other times of the school year please contact the Admissions Office on 01609 534963/ 536802.

We feel that the time before your child starts school is a good opportunity for us to get to know them. They will be invited to spend some informal sessions in school with their class and their teacher in order to familiarise themselves with their new friends and the school environment. An Open Afternoon for the whole school is also held during the Summer term.

A meeting for parents of new reception children takes place in the Summer term so that everyone has all the information they need, and any questions can be raised. We have good links with the local pre-school settings, and the reception class staff visit these settings so they can see the children ‘in action’!

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.

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