Year 7 Admissions – September 2024
St. Aidan’s Church of England High School became an Academy in August 2011 and given the distinctive nature of the school it is committed to the ethos of the Christian faith in the tradition of the Anglican Church. It provides an education for students aged 11 – 19. As an Academy admissions are the responsibility of the Governing Body, however in terms of procedure we follow closely the policy and timings of North Yorkshire Council.
In order to make an application for a place at St. Aidan’s you will need to complete two forms.
- First the online schools admissions application for North Yorkshire common application form (CAF)
- Secondly you will need to complete the St. Aidan’s application form (SIF) for admission, a sample of which can be viewed below.
The school’s admission number is 250. The school serves the Deaneries of Harrogate and Ripon.
For further information, prospective parents must contact the school directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Alternatively parents can call the Main School Office on 01423 885814.
For pupils of Sixth Form age, arrangements should be made with the Sixth Form Office by telephoning 01423 818516.
For North Yorkshire Council’s guide for applications click here.
Application Form (SIF) Please use this form for Year 7 application 2024.
Our Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria can be found here:
For applicants wishing to join Year 7 in September 2024, the previous three years attendance at a place of worship would be from October 2020 to October 2023.
To find out all about St. Aidan’s Church of England High School and what we have to offer, watch our Information Video below:
In-Year Admissions 2023/2024
We understand that sometimes children need to apply for a school place mid-year, they may be new to the area or wish to request to move to a new school. An in-year application can be made to St Aidan’s at any time of the year. In-Year admissions are the responsibility of the Governing Body and the process for applications is co-ordinated between the school and North Yorkshire Council. Applications are made to both North Yorkshire Council using their application process and directly to St. Aidan’s School, using a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
Details of how to apply via North Yorkshire County Council can be found here: Changing schools and in-year applications | North Yorkshire Council
The Supplementary Information Form (SIF), is available to download below, along with our Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria. Please complete the SIF and return either by post to the address provided on the form or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a hard copy of the form or policies please contact the school to request one.
Once the school is in receipt of the application from the Local Authority and the SIF Form, the In-Year Admissions Committee meet to determine the outcome of the request. The school will notify the Local Authority of the outcome of the application within 15 school days of the date that the application was received. When a SIF application has been completed and sent to the school, the school will also write to parents/guardians to notify them of the outcome.
When an applicant is offered a school place following their In-Year application and the offer is subsequently accepted the school will make arrangements for the child to start school as soon as possible.
Where an application is declined the school will outline the reason for this decision and provide clear information about the right to appeal.
Waiting lists for each year group are in operation and are kept in criteria order until the end of the academic year to which they relate. You will need to complete a new application for each academic year, to ensure that you remain on the waiting list.
The school is happy to answer queries regarding in-year applications either by telephone on 01423 885814 or by email to email@example.com
Admission Arrangements 2024/25
The Governors of St Aidan’s Church of England High School have determined that St Aidan’s will continue to adopt the current Admissions Policy that is in place.
The Admissions Policy and associated Oversubscription Criteria are available to view in the ‘Year 7 Admissions – September 2023’ and ‘In-Year Admissions 2022/2023’ sections above.
Appeals – Year 7 September 2023
Guidance regarding the appeals process is available on the North Yorkshire Council’s website: Appeal for a school place | North Yorkshire Council
The following key documents are available on the above site:
- NYC School Admission Appeal form – April 2023.docx (live.com)
- Guidance on completing appeal form
- Notes on the appeals process
- Frequently asked questions
- Information about group hearings
In addition, please find below details that are relevant to St Aidan’s for the appeals process:
Should you require hard copies of the forms to be posted out please contact us by telephone or email on 01423 885814 (Main School office) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will be considered for admission into the Associated Sixth Form providing they meet the entry criteria as set out in the prospectus and Admissions Guidance.
Students in Year 11 at St Aidan’s and St John Fisher will be given application forms at school.
The deadline for applications to Sixth Form is 3rd March 2023. Please telephone Mrs Roberts, our Associated Sixth Form Administrator, on 01423 818516 to discuss your situation.
For information about admission into other Year groups, please contact the school directly.