Year 7 Admissions – September 2022
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 County 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 County Council’s guide for applications click here.
Application Form (SIF) Please use this form for Year 7 application 2022. NB Parents/Carers applying for a sibling place (Priority 2) should be aware that to comply with GDPR we are not able to ask about siblings as this question has already been asked by the LEA. Please be assured that this sibling information will be relayed by the LEA to St Aidan’s.
Our Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria can be found here:
For applicants wishing to join Year 7 in September 2022, the previous three years attendance at a place of worship would be from October 2018 to October 2021.
The variation put in place last year still applies – this means that for the period of time places of worship were closed (currently March 2020 – June 2021) church attendance cannot be counted. Attendance via online services unfortunately cannot be taken into consideration.
Obviously places of worship have not been consistently open since March 2020. Therefore, the presumption will be made that an applicants’ pattern of church attendance up to March 2020 would have continued at the same rate if places of worship had remained open.
As always, the Governors on the Admissions Committee would read any supporting letters from Ministers.
In-Year Admissions 2021/2022
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 County Council. Applications are made to both North Yorkshire County 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: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/changing-schools-and-year-applications
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 parents/guardians of the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days of the date that the application was received. The Local Authority will be notified at the same time.
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 are in operation and are maintained in accordance with the oversubscription policy.
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 2023/2024
Following the recent public consultation regarding admission arrangements for 2023/2024, it has been determined by the Governors of St Aidan’s Church of England High School 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 2022’ and ‘In-Year Admissions 2021-2022’ sections above.
Appeals – Year 7 September 2022
Guidance regarding the appeals process is available on the North Yorkshire County Council’s website: Appeal for a school place | North Yorkshire County Council
In addition please find below details that are relevant to St Aidan’s for the appeals process:
- Guidance on Completion of Form 2022
- Letter to accompany Appeal Papers 2022
- Notes on Group Appeals- 2022
- School Admissions Appeal Form 2022
- School Admission Appeals – FAQs
- School Admission Appeals – Notes for Parents
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.
Although our official deadline for applications to the Associated Sixth Form has now passed we do still have capacity on some courses. Please telephone Mrs Hendry, 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.