Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 806545

School & Nursery Admissions

For more information on applying for a primary school place, please follow the link to the School Admissions Policy 2024 where you will find details on how the application process works. 


Please have a look at the

virtual tour

and also

at the school prospectus.


The school’s current admission arrangements adhere to the published criteria specified by the City of York Council. We also follow their guidance in accepting into our school, those pupils from the local area who have profound and complex disabilities. Our current admission limit is 60 per year group, which is split between 2 classes.

School Admissions Policy 2024


In-Year Admissions


All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at  If you require a paper copy of the document or survey you can request this from the school or Trust or or 01904 551554


Knavesmire Primary School participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at via the ParentPortal. 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 at 


For more information on applying for a primary school place, please follow the link to the City of York LA website.


In October/November we hold an open afternoon for prospective parents and children to attend. There is no need to book an appointment, just turn up. You will be given a tour of the school by our Year 6 children, and there will be an opportunity to meet the head, some staff and other parents to discuss any queries. 

Please follow this link to view our Policies page where you will find the most recent Admissions Policy and the CYC Coordinated Admissions Scheme for Reception entry.  Our published admission number for Reception is 60.

You can also find more documents on the LA website at



 South Bank Multi Academy Trust is consulting on a reduction in PAN (Published Admission Number) for Scarcroft Primary School. The consultation period will run for a period of six weeks from 2 October to 12 November 2023. More information can be found on the Trust's website here.


Children are admitted to Nursery in the term following their third birthday.  Sessions are allocated in date of birth order to ensure a fair and consistent approach. 


Every child is entitled to 15 hours free nursery school education and if you meet the extended free childcare entitlement criteria, you may be able to receive a further 15 hours free nursery school education.  For more information on Government Funding for childcare please click here. Information on how York City Council handles your data for Early Years Funding can be found here.


Session times are as follows:

  • Morning session - 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
    Afternoon session - 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.


You can find out more about our nursery here.


You can find out information about the nursery in the KPS Nursery Booklet and if you would like to apply for a place, please fill out the Nursery Application Form (please contact the office if your require a paper form).  Once received, your application will be placed the waiting list and you will be contacted when a place becomes available in line with the KPS Nursery Admissions Policy  


Due to the high number of applications received, we will only contact you when a place becomes available, not to confirm receipt of your application form.


Nursery fees:

From 1st September 2023


Half day £15.00

Full day £30.00


If you would like to look around Knavesmire Nursery, please check the online calendar for details of the next open afternoon. 


  • Please note that the Nursery and Reception class admission procedures are entirely different and that the allocation of a place in the Nursery does not in any way influence the allocation of places into Reception class.

Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA)

All enquiries should be sent via email to