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If you missed our Open Days, please call the office on 01423 561579 to book a visit.

Rossett Acre’s Open Day 2020



Open Day FAQs Document

The admissions criteria for 2022/2023 securing one of the 60 Reception Class places is as follows:

  1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children.
  2. Children without an EHC Plan who have Special Education Needs, or with exceptional medical, mobility or social needs, that can only be met at the school.
  3. Children with a sibling who is attending the school on National Offer Day and is living at the same address.
  4. Children who have a parent or carer employed by the Red Kite Learning Trust at Rossett Acre Primary School at the time of application.
  5. Children living in the catchment area of the school.
  6. Any other children, by distance from the school.
    Please see further detail in the Admissions Policy below. Rossett Acre Primary School Admissions Policy 2022/2023

The LEA decides on out of catchment places.

If there are not enough places for all the children in one of these preference groups, the LEA will give priority first to those with brothers or sisters at the school and then to those living nearest the school.

If there are not enough places for all those with brothers or sisters at the school, the LEA will give priority  to children living nearest the school.

Parents wishing to visit the school before their child starts should contact the school office for an appointment. In addition two Open Days are arranged for parents and children. In order to minimise the gap between home and school we have a “preparation for school” session. The children are gradually  brought into the life of the school and starting school becomes a natural step.

NYCC Admissions Letter to Parents

In-Year Applications (1 November 2021 to 31 August 2022)

If you would like to change schools, or if you are moving into the area for example, you can apply for a school transfer, by making an in-year application.

The Red Kite Learning Trust and its Harrogate schools are part of the North Yorkshire County Council In-Year Co-ordination Scheme.

How to apply:

Parents and carers may apply at any time for an in-year school place. Application forms are provided and processed by North Yorkshire County Council.

You can apply for a place online using the North Yorkshire County Council in-year application form at: Changing schools and in year applications | North Yorkshire County Council

If you have moved to a new house, please upload evidence of the move with the online application.

Parents and carers will be notified in writing by North Yorkshire County Council of the school’s decision. This will be within 15 school days of your in-year application being received.

If the school is unable to offer a place, you may request for your child’s name to be added to the school’s waiting list held by NYCC, which will remain open until the end of December 2021. Where a place becomes available, this will be offered from the waiting list, based on the oversubscription criteria within the school’s admissions policy:
Rossett Acre Primary School Admissions Amendment 2021/2022


If your in-year application is unsuccessful, you will have the right of appeal against the school’s decision.

Appeals are arranged by North Yorkshire County Council and you can find the appeal form and information at: Appeal for a school place | North Yorkshire County Council

The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and the decision is legally binding. Appeals against a decision for an in-year application can be submitted at any time during the school year.


North Yorkshire County Council’s Admissions Rossett Acre Primary School’s Admissions Policy Amendment 2021/2022 Rossett Acre Primary School’s Admissions Booklet Catchment Map published by Admissions